26 Blog Posts From the Traffic Calming Tag


TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 28, 2017

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 28, 2017

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –CA Motorists fight back!– –NC Court Upholds stopping drivers for no reason— –Fed Judge strikes down IN Car Seizure Law (CAF)— Friday, August 25, 2017 California Residents Fight Back Against Road Diets State and local transportation departments around the country have been removing lanes of travel for cars and replacing […]

Just What Are Safety Bollards?

If you’re guessing based on name alone, you might come up with something along the lines of a large, disagreeable Brit stationed to guard things. You’re on the right track, but a bollard is inanimate. That’s one of the crucial features of bollards, actually. Safety bollards are the barricades you see in front of many […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: January 16, 2017

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: January 16, 2017

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –OR Repeals Court rejects DUI wheelchair– –OH Supreme Court hears speed cam case– –UK traffic calming kills– Friday, January 13, 2017 Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ferrari Confiscation The Second Circuit US Court of Appeals upheld the government’s confiscation of James B. Ferrari’s Ferrari in a ruling last week. Officials in […]

Bump and grind

A new speed table appeared a block from the new nuisance stop signs I wrote about. Predictably, there are new gouges in the pavement where cars and trucks bottom out. Put me on the jury and I’d hold the town liable for every scraped vehicle. I won’t get that chance. It costs more to try […]

Another day, another octagon

A four way stop appeared at an intersection I use regularly, Lexington and Beech in Belmont, Massachusetts. I wondered, “should I stop?” That I had to ask shows how confrontational the relationship between government and drivers is. Most stop signs are posted for nuisance value. View Larger Map The town engineer says there’s a reason […]