But according to the article: The cost of installing the now-mandated ramps at each of the city's 22,000 intersections will be $858 million,
858 million / 22,000 = $39,000 per intersection. Let's say eight ramps per intersection = $4,875 per ramp. That's a lot more than $400. $4,875 will pay for a lot of people to lean on their shovels during installation.
Which is it — $400, or $4,000 per ramp? Shotgun’s estimate seems more reasonable. But, what’s reason got to do with it?
Is this a case of government spending run amok, or is it simply another example of the rampant innumeracy in the media?