5 Blog Posts From the FHWA Tag


War on Cars Watch for January 16, 2018

War on Cars Watch for January 16, 2018

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 […]

The Next Ten Years: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #520

The Next Ten Years: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly NMA e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, NMA and NMA Foundation directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]

The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The 85th Call to Action (Time Sensitive): NMA E-Newsletter #517

The Fall 2018 issue of the NMA member magazine Driving Freedoms (“The Big Lie”) sounded a clarion call against the dismantling of established traffic engineering standards by the very agencies tasked with upholding those standards and protecting the public. Swept up in the Vision Zero dream of achieving zero road fatalities, the Federal Highway Administration […]

Forced Slow Down: Road Diet Vocabulary for Neophytes

Forced Slow Down: Road Diet Vocabulary for Neophytes

This article first appeared in Driving Freedoms Fall 2018. Changing speed limits is not the only way cities try to slow down traffic. Around the country, motorists face numerous obstacles that attempt to restrict traffic flow even beyond the street’s stated speed limit. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a classic road diet is […]

How Safe are Roadside Guardrails?

How Safe are Roadside Guardrails?

A piece of street furniture we see all the time on the road, the guardrail stands constant guard over us as we hurtle down roads and across bridges. They prevent vehicles from hitting roadside obstacles such as signs, culvert inlets and natural outcroppings that appear too close to the road such as trees or rock […]