Posts Tagged "traffic calming"

The public is invited to a community workshop being hosted by supervisors Karen Mitchoff and Candace Andersen tomorrow, June 2,  to share potential transportation safety and congestion relief projects related to the Central County Area of Benefit (Central Contra Costa County).  Staff from Contra Costa Public Works will provide updates on intersection improvements, traffic calming […]

data

Note: TrafficCOM is now known as WayCount. Are you curious to know how weather affects the number of people that use the new bike lane in the neighborhood? Or how traffic patterns change during summer break? Anecdotal observations are useful in finding the answer to these questions but sometimes nothing compares to having data at […]

people on bikes on carfree seine

People on bikes on car-free Seine. Photo credit: William Lee-Wright Mayor of Paris, France, Bertrand Delanoe wants his city to live up to its reputation as a relaxed, picturesque oasis but there’s only one problem– there’s too much traffic. So what’s the course of action to change this? Heavily restricted car use. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reported […]

Times Square plaza

In recent years New York City has been experimenting with innovative transportation solutions to a notorious traffic problem. The city has been creating bike lanes, bus lanes and pedestrian plazas from space formerly used to accommodate private motor vehicle traffic. The most famous of these changes has been the transformation of Times Square from a traffic […]

A new study suggests that making a street safe for bicycles actually makes it safer for everyone. Just look at Davis, California.