39 Blog Posts From the 85TH PERCENTILE Tag


The Push to Curtail Driving

The Push to Curtail Driving

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the government’s massive document that controls the application of regulatory devices like stop signs, crosswalk markings, and traffic lights. The MUTCD, last updated in 2009, is the current subject of a proposed federal rule by the FHWA. The sweeping revisions suggested by […]

Drive 55 Everywhere . . . Or Less

Drive 55 Everywhere . . . Or Less

Speed limits are about to become limitless as in, whatever those who set them say they are. This has always been true, to an extent in that all speed limits are, to a degree, arbitrary. People are subject to a ticket, i.e., being extorted by armed government workers, acting on behalf of the government simply […]

All Hands on Deck: NMA E-Newsletter #640

All Hands on Deck: NMA E-Newsletter #640

In Equity and Sustainability, NMA E-Newsletter #637, we noted the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) introduction of a proposed federal rule that would constitute the first major revision of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) since 2009. Major is putting it lightly, and lightly is not how we can afford to treat it. The […]

How to fight Red-Light Cameras in Your Neck of the Woods

How to fight Red-Light Cameras in Your Neck of the Woods

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on the NMA’s Driving in America Blog in February 2018. The information is relevant because communities around the country are still dealing with red-light cameras. Click. Click. Click. That’s the sound of money being made by your city’s red-light cameras. Officials brought them in for “safety” but now cities […]

Equity and Sustainability: NMA E-Newsletter #637

Equity and Sustainability: NMA E-Newsletter #637

Those are the buzzwords used frequently by city transportation officials as they seek to achieve “complete streets” nirvana. Before we attempt to define the overused terms, it is essential to know why they are more in vogue now in transportation and urban planning circles than ever before. In December, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposed […]

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