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Tag: Intersection

The Countdown is On

I was recently part of a discussion about the countdown signals at intersections. Designed for pedestrian’s they count down the seconds for one to cross the street. Some intersections  are based purely on a countdown clock (i.e they start a fixed time and countdown to zero), some are based on sensors in the road (i.e […]

Round and Round We Go

My friend Natalie is obsessed with roundabouts. And why not? They improve road safety, keep traffic moving more efficiently and reduce both air and noise pollution. North America has been slower to adapt the roundabout, our focus has been the signalized intersection. But in Europe the roundabout is widespread. Ontario is about to  start construction […]

Driving Distractions

As the clean up of yesterday’s accident here in Toronto continues I thought more about distractions while driving. Recently California changed the laws with respect to talking on your mobile while driving; California has become a ‘hands free’ state. Chrysler also announced this week that it will be adding wi-fi to some of it’s new […]

Ready, Set, SCRAMBLE!!

Today marks the opening of the scramble intersection at Yonge and Dundas. Toronto wants to be at the forefront of North America’s transportation safety and is experimenting with these intersection. With the commissioning at 11am today, if this is a success there is a plan to open more within the city, including Yonge and Bloor. […]