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Pedestrian-counting cameras to replace London traffic cops

Pedestrian-counting cameras to replace London traffic cops

September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Call it the traffic version of “I Spy”: A smart camera system is fulfilling traffic cop duties in London, reports CNN, by counting crowds of people and granting them more or less time to cross the road. Pedestrian SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimization Technique) relies on high-tech video cameras to determine the number of pedestrians […]

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How to argue with a traffic engineer about speed limits

How to argue with a traffic engineer about speed limits

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually a valid question: How do you argue effectively with a traffic engineer? For safety-conscious civilians, certain elements of traffic design are especially confusing. When infrastructure blog Strong Towns recently asked for reader submitted questions, an interesting question came from Adam of Miami, FL, who […]

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Have scientists been measuring traffic wrong all this time?

Have scientists been measuring traffic wrong all this time?

February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Transportation is changing, compelling experts to reexamine the way they analyze transport problems – and they may have been operating with faulty data for decades, argues Todd Litman, executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, in a recent blog post on Planetizen. In the past, efforts to figure out how effective transportation systems are […]

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Expert: Traffic jams signal economic vitality

Expert: Traffic jams signal economic vitality

October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Drivers take for granted that traffic jams are “bad” — who wants to sit at a standstill, burning off gas and anxiously planning out how we’ll compensate at work for the lost time? Yet a recent study suggests that in certain metro areas, traffic isn’t always all that bad — in fact, in certain areas […]

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