Ideas can come from literally anywhere. Some ideas come while watching TV, while others come when you are taking a dump. This idea came from an entrepreneur who thinks that it’s a good idea to sit and watch traffic.
Tom Battista, the founder of Milktooth and Bluebeard (two restaurants in Indianapolis) and the one-time stage manager for Jimmy Buffet for 25 years, came up with the idea to put seats up in the middle of the I-65 and I-70 merge area, so that people can sit and watch the traffic. The project is called "The Idle, A Point of View."
How can this guy think that sitting around watching cars drive by is a thing that normal people want to do? Surprisingly enough, a lot of people are on board with this idea. At first the Federal Highway Administration said no, but after a little persuading, they changed their tune and said yes to the idea.
The area would comprise of three rows of seats and a sunshade for the viewers. To keep viewers safe, there will be a fence put up to keep people from wandering on to the highway. How about the vehicles traveling 75+ mph through the fence?? Is that not a concern for anyone?