16 Alerts From the PEDESTRIAN Tag


Vision Zero’s War on Arterials Has Been a Failure. It’s Time to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Grid: NMA E-Newsletter #596

By Christopher M. DiPrima, California Member of the NMA The COVID-19 shelter at home orders have given us the opportunity to evaluate the effects of massive, rapid changes in the use of our transportation system. The results of this giant experiment are trickling in, and they are proving that years of speed-slowing measures on arterials […]

Compunction to Shame needs to Stop: NMA E-Newsletter #593

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, anti-car groups have shamed, cajoled, and humiliated city officials to open streets and relegate vehicular traffic to the role of unwanted guests. These various programs, called Active Streets, Open Streets, Safe Streets, or Slow Streets, have popped up in nearly every major city in the country. Not only […]

Out of Chaos Comes Driver Courtesy Part 2–Readers Comments: NMA E-Newsletter #584

Editor’s Note:  A number of our weekly newsletter readers had responses to Part 1 of Newsletter #582 Out of Chaos Comes Driver Courtesy. Not only did they send comments, but two also had videos to share of an earlier time when courtesy among all road users was the true rule of the road. This Cambodian […]

A Speed Theory Quiz: NMA E-Newsletter #583

Let’s have some fun with this. We’re going to quote the opening, middle, and closing paragraphs of a traffic engineering paper, and you guess what year it was published. In fact, let’s simplify that further: In which era was the paper published? Pre 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit (before 1974) During the NMSL restriction […]

Out of Chaos Comes Driver Courtesy: NMA E-Newsletter #582

More than ten years ago, we reported the fascinating results achieved in Drachten, a small city in The Netherlands that eliminated all traffic signs only to find that out of sanctioned chaos came order. And unending driver courtesy. And a greater sense of safety for all road users. A couple of excerpts from A Different […]

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