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Cycling in Spring

Cycling in Spring

March 5, 2018

Spring is coming quickly, and many states are already starting to see spring weather. With the weather improving, it means that cyclists are back on the roads in many places.  Keeping that in mind, here are some advisories for getting back on the road again after a long winter.     First: make sure that […]

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What can I do about trucks driving in front of my business or my house?

What can I do about trucks driving in front of my business or my house?

January 16, 2018

Here’s a question we’ve gotten from a customer recently. What can we do about trucks that drive outside our houses? In general, the answer depends on who controls the road, and if it’s public or private. For public roads, maintained by the government, it’s the government’s job to set the rules for specific roads. This […]

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Let the cute little penguins waddle their way

Let the cute little penguins waddle their way

June 19, 2017

If you think penguins don’t need to cross a road just like we do, you’re wrong. New Zealand has built an underpass for little blue penguins which helps them skip road traffic—and curious tourists—while they waddle from the sea to their nests. Earlier, penguins had to travel through a busy road stamped with a penguin […]

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Y’all Will Love These Texas Road Signs

Y’all Will Love These Texas Road Signs

May 9, 2017

You know who you are. Chili is red, and the recipe doesn’t include beans. Cowboy boots are appropriate for all occasions, including weddings and funerals.  A pickup is a perfectly sensible thing to drive as a family car. Whether you’ve called the Lone Star State your home since the Alamo or since last week, our […]

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Pick the Right Stand for Roll-Up Signs

Pick the Right Stand for Roll-Up Signs

March 20, 2017

Portable road work signs are ideal for mobile work areas, quick road repairs, and short-term projects. They require little to no assembling and disassembling. But portable signs can take a beating from bad weather and debris . A gust of wind can knock them out, leaving your traffic message to bite the dust. Poor assembly […]

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Are Your Sidewalk Closed Signs Placed Correctly?

Are Your Sidewalk Closed Signs Placed Correctly?

March 10, 2017

It’s unfortunate to live near a construction zone, and walking around one is no piece of cake either. Pedestrians are already vulnerable to hazards like falling objects, dug up holes, debris, mud, and fumes at construction sites, and closed sidewalks add another hazard. Temporary walkways with barriers are important to provide safe access for pedestrians. […]

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Glow-in-the-dark roads debut in Netherlands

Glow-in-the-dark roads debut in Netherlands

April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 500 meter (approximately .3 miles) section of a highway in the Netherlands is getting its glow on. Glow in the dark road markings — made with a photoluminescent powder incorporated into road paint that charges in the light and radiates green in the dark for up to eight hours — have been painted on […]

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Road signs of Middle-Earth

Road signs of Middle-Earth

December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our office design crew is full of fans of The Hobbit, and with The Desolation of Smaug opening tomorrow, we got together and cooked up a couple of signs that Bilbo, Thorin, Bard, Gandalf and company might have found handy in their travels. Not all who wander are lost, but they might need some signs […]

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New gadget gauges sidewalk compliance

New gadget gauges sidewalk compliance

December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

A seemingly simple three-wheeled device — Wired calls it a “magic cart” — may make America’s sidewalks safer for the disabled. Created by Peter Axelson, who has used a wheelchair since 1975, the device is programmed with federal, state and local disability regulations. A worker runs the device, formally known as Prowap, or Public Rights-of-Way […]

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Grieving mom: three-point child seats are inadequate

Grieving mom: three-point child seats are inadequate

November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eight years after her four-month-old daughter died as a result of car crash injuries, Pennsylvania mom Darla Johns is advocating for safer car seats. Johns’ daughter Aryn Mills was riding in a car with a three-point harness that her family now claims was defective. “She was always happy and giggling. She’d laugh at the ceiling […]

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