12 Blog Posts From the Traffic Signals Tag


Exhausting my patience

MassDOT recently gave the town of Belmont several expensive new sets of traffic signals. Thanks, MassDOT, for making me wait a minute to walk 20 feet across a side street with no traffic. In the world of prescriptive traffic control, you walk when a computer says you can walk. The non-existent cross traffic had a […]

Time to wait

The “Greater Greater Washington” blog has a pair of posts arguing that walk signals are bad for pedestrians. “Walk signals are bad for walking” raises an issue I like to point out. When the pedestrian countdown timer starts counting to say how long you have to cross, it is illegal to use that information. If […]