40 Blog Posts From the Traffic Calming Tag


The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #629, emailed in January 2021. If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, register today at the NMA!  George Orwell’s seminal 1984 has defined political discourse for over 70 years. Among the book’s most prescient concepts is doublethink, the […]

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning: NMA E-Newsletter #629

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning: NMA E-Newsletter #629

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member George Orwell’s seminal 1984 has defined political discourse for over 70 years. Among the book’s most prescient concepts is doublethink, the practice of using contradictory terminology to obscure the government’s actions. In 1984, the Ministry of Peace propagates war; the Ministry of Plenty rations goods; the Ministry of […]

Vision Zero’s War on Arterials Has Been a Failure. It’s Time to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Grid

Vision Zero’s War on Arterials Has Been a Failure. It’s Time to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Grid

By Christopher M DiPrima, NMA Board Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA Newsletter #596 in June 2020. Subscribe to the NMA Weekly E-Newsletter today!  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 […]

Big Bike and Common Sense

Big Bike and Common Sense

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Editor’s Note: This piece first appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #578, which was emailed to NMA members on February 9, 2020. If you would like to receive the weekly E-Newsletter, a one-topic dive into an important aspect of motorists’ rights, become an NMA member today! When did traffic safety become […]

Pushback on Vision Zero in Los Angeles

Pushback on Vision Zero in Los Angeles

By John Russo, Co-Founder, and Director of KeepLAMoving and KeepTheUSMoving Last week the Los Angeles Times ran an article about the failure of the city’s Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths over the last four years. Since Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the initiative in August 2015, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths are up substantially, with […]

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