Educate yourself about Road Diets and Traffic Calming: NMA Keep the US Moving Blog for January 29, 2020

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director

This blog is a collaboration between the National Motorists Association and the Keep the US Moving (KUSM) group written and curated by NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn (with some guest authors as indicated). The KUSM weekly blog focuses on road diets, traffic calming and programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets.  

The NMA and the KUSM believe that it is important to include stories that oppose our viewpoint. We try to indicate those as needed.  

We love to hear from you about the Keep the US Moving Blog. Please feel free to comment below the post and find additional resources to fight road diets below. If you are concerned about any of these issues in your local area, please contact the NMA, nma@motorists.org or connect with KUSM at KeepTheUSMoving@gmail.com and find additional information on their website at https://www.keeptheusmoving.com/.

This blog is a collaboration between Keep the US Moving and the National Motorists Association as stated above. If you are searching for information on how to combat a road diet or traffic calming in your neck of the woods, you have come to the right place. Here are some great resources from the KUSM website.

Educate yourself about Road Diets and Traffic Calming

If you community has or is considering installing a road diet or traffic calming, you’ve likely been told it will make the street safer, prettier and that local business will thrive. Don’t believe it! What you won’t hear are the stories and studies that show the detrimental effects of traffic calming measures on main streets and other arterial roads:

(The rest of the list below we are still working and hope to have additional information soon)

  • Gridlocked boulevards, streets, roads. Traffic will likely divert onto residential streets. Increase pollution to the stop and go traffic that occurs
  • American with Disabilities violations
  • Fire code violations

Here is a great list to use to get yourself started: 10 Reasons to Fight against Road Diets in your Community

Educate yourself and then get started fighting against road diets and traffic calming anyway you can. The KUSM and NMA can help. Contact us today!

KUSM needs several research volunteers

The Keep the US Moving group is looking for volunteers to help with several projects. We need people to commit several hours a week to help with research. If you have the time and commitment, please contact Shelia at nma@motorists.org.

Trending this Week

Denver, Colorado Road Diet Alert—Motorists are concerned!

Editorials this Week

Road Diets, Traffic Calming, and Car-free Streets

Stories of the Week   Hashtag: #KeeptheUSMoving, #Keep(insert your town, city, state here)Moving, #NORoadDietsonArterialStreets, and #NOTrafficCalming.

California

Colorado

District of Columbia/Virginia

Florida

Michigan

Virginia

Vision Zero Hashtag: #VisionZeroWatch and #WaronCarsWatch

California

Florida

Hawaii

Maryland

North Dakota

Resources

Check out the NMA Facebook Page called the War on Cars Watch! If you are interested in joining the closed group, follow the directions on the page. If you would like to know more about the National Motorists Association, check out our website at motorists.org. Also, if you would like to contact the NMA with a question or a link to an article about this topic or have a video of a road diet in your neck of the woods, feel free to contact us via email at nma@motorists.org.

Keep the US Moving is a grassroots organization dedicated to publicizing the detrimental effects of arterials road diets. We connect people who want to share experiences and information in order to help their communities craft truly safer roads. KUSM has a very active and closed Facebook group. Connect with them at KeepTheUSMoving@gmail.com and find additional information on their website at https://www.keeptheusmoving.com/.

Check out the video presentations from the October 5th Keep LA Moving Conference:

Here are a few NMA Blog Posts that might interest you:

Road Diets and Traffic Calming

Vision Zero and Complete Streets

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