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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 […]

BBS? A more Efficient Way to Travel

BBS, what’s that? Bus-Bypass Shoulders. What that means is that during peak congestion hours on highways buses have the right of way on the shoulders and can pass slower moving traffic. Back in August I wrote an article for Traffic Technology  International on the benefits of BBS. (It can be found here). Last week I […]

Tom Vanderbilt's Traffic

A Must Read for Anyone who has Been Stuck in Traffic Before Late August the Globe and Mail published an article Zoom, Zoom, Crash, Bang a comment by Margaret Wente discussing why men and women are inherently different drivers. What she also mentioned was Tom Vanderbilt’s new book Traffic. After reading the article I couldn’t […]