In a report for CBSnews.com on Berlin, Germany’s booming bike culture, Christine Lagorio expresses shock at the sheer number of bikes she saw in Berlin and the way in which motorists and cyclists share the road "gracefully." This, she says, is something she has never experienced in her home town of New York City. In […]
Some utility work apparently knocked out the traffic controls at the intersection of Lafayette and Broome this afternoon. No traffic signals, no pedestrian signals, no traffic agent telling people what to do. I had to stop and watch for a few minutes. There’s a lot of bridge- and tunnel-bound traffic here, and vehicles turning onto […]
Signalized intersections carry special risks. Drivers often accelerate during the yellow phase to "beat the light," leading to high-speed crashes. Federal officials warn that improperly placed signals can "significantly increase collisions." So Seattle is reviewing 10 intersections to see if traffic signals should be replaced with stop signs.
Portland’s Innovative Bike SignalA Clarence Eckerson StreetfilmRunning time: 1:37Download: 5.91 MB Portland’s Office of Transportation goes the extra mile to accommodate cyclists. Rex Burkholder, a local elected official and the founder of the the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, shows off a high-tech, creatively engineered traffic signal for cyclists. Whenever a cyclist rolls atop a painted icon on […]
America's traffic safety establishment has long been focused on "behavioral" explanations for traffic deaths -- things like seatbelt usage and drunk driving. They need to confront their own culpability instead.
When faced with the question of how to fix a dangerous street, the first instinct of many New Yorkers is to call for the most familiar symbols of regulating cars: the stop sign and the traffic light. Nothing, they think, could more effectively force dangerous drivers to stop speeding through their neighborhood than these familiar […]