War on Cars Watch for May 22, 2019

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets.

Please read this blog and let us know what you think by commenting below! Check out the NMA’s War on Cars Watch Facebook Page where we feature a story a day!

NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn compiled the list of headlines.

Information from May 9-21, 2019

National

Mobility as a Service or MaaS

International

Arizona

California

Colorado

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Maine

Massachusetts

Michigan

Missouri

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oregon

South Carolina

Texas

Utah

Washington

Wisconsin

 

Commentary from NMA Foundation Executive Director James C. Walker

US lighting rules have been woefully behind Europe’s for over 50 years.

One goal of some groups will be to make autonomous vehicles the only choice, something we need to constantly fight.

Danish studies on cyclist behavior are NOT compatible with the US studies.

One group living in vehicles are well-employed people like nurses and teachers who cannot afford the extremely expensive real estate in some cities, so they commute from far away towns on Monday mornings and return home Friday nights to their families.

“Your Speed Is XX” signs usually result in better compliance and greater safety than speed cameras – but don’t of course produce the predatory profits some cities want.

We will see more advocacy for 0.05 BAC laws like Utah’s and the proposal in Michigan. We need to fight these attempts to criminalize responsible social alcohol behavior.

Any attempts to require more tickets as in South Carolina on I-95 need to be denounced  as de-facto ticket quotas.

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