Sometimes cars even have to stop to give way to a car going the other way, helping slow traffic on an otherwise quiet residential street with many children and pets. There’s even a name for this kind of street, a “give-way street.”
Land value tax in Bridgeport, pedestrian safety, and more in today’s News & Notes.
On a Bixi bike excursion to get some ice cream in Montreal, my wife and I stumbled upon the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Rue Clark, recently upgraded with colorful new street furniture, traffic calming treatments, and a two-way protected bike lane. The space is teeming with street life. When you arrive at this lovely place your first instinct is …
From the Mayor’s Facebook page: The City completed traffic changes to the intersection of Empire and Fountain Streets earlier today. Motor vehicle traffic proceeding from Empire Street is now required to use the traffic signal to turn left onto Fountain Street, improving pedestrian safety in the area. This interim step will calm traffic coming from Broadway and Atwells Avenue into …
Container retail, hating brick sidewalks, and more in today’s News & Notes.
New Zealand funicular, trees as traffic calming, and more in today’s News & Notes.
NYC Bike Share, Fed transportation bill extended, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Council President Pro Tempore Terrence M. Hassett, who represents Ward 12, announced that traffic calming measures will be implemented in the coming weeks on several Smith Hill streets.
With the removal of traffic lights, the Weybosset Hill intersection has become safer, more efficient, and maybe even a little more civilized.
An example of pedestrians have priority over cars, right here in Providence.
Boston sends “tax” bills to non-profits, why traffic lights and stop signs are not the answer for safer streets, our infrastructure is too big to fail, and more in today’s News & Notes.
Streetfilms has launched a new series of videos, Moving Beyond the Automobile. As Streetfilms releases each video in the series, we\’ll be posting them here for you to enjoy. The topic of the eighth video is Road Diets.
Rather than jamming a square peg into a round hole, the alleys of Federal Hill should be transformed into Woonerfs.
Streetfilms has launched a new series of videos, Moving Beyond the Automobile. As Streetfilms releases each video in the series, we\’ll be posting them here for you to enjoy. The topic of the seventh video is Traffic Calming.
Traffic engineers in Europe create a roundabout by simply applying some paint to the roadway. The drivers in the this video are confused without a physical intervention to tell them what to do.
Snowy Neckdowns Redux: Winter Traffic Calming from Streetfilms on Vimeo. We talked about snow as a traffic calming device last week, and Streetfilms made the above video about it.
Currently, due to the snow, Atwells Avenue is a good 4 to 6 or more feet narrower than usual. Yet, cars are able to park on both sides and traffic is able to flow smoothly in both directions (in most areas, some places the snow is totally out of control). Which proves my point that the road is too wide …
Ad Nauseam 2010: The Year in Car Commercials [DC.Streetsblog] Car sales are up, auto shows are packing them in, and the GM IPO was oversubscribed, but there may be no surer indicator of the auto industry’s recovery than the renewed avalanche of car ads rumbling across every medium. And there’s no better way to get a glimpse of what a …
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