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BCID Increases Traffic Officer Program

Don’t Dread Buckhead Holiday Traffic BCID Increases Traffic Officer Program – BuckheadView.

Posted in Atlanta, Traffic

GDOT responds to Peachtree comments

The Georgia Department of Transportation mailed a rare detailed response letter this week those who participated in its October open house or provided comments by mail or email to its controversial plan to restripe Peachtree Road between Pharr Road and I-85. **** Of the

Posted in Atlanta, Traffic, Transportation, Walkability

Streets are People Places

I have a favorite saying about transportation: “If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you plan for people and places, you get people and places.” It sounds obvious, but when I make this

Posted in Cities, Planning, Traffic, Transportation

Transit not just for Rush-Hour

America’s mainstream news cycle, with rush-hour traffic updates on the [insert local radio times here], makes it seem like the work commute is the only trip people take in a given day. That’s not even close to the case. The

Posted in Living, Traffic, Transportation

CID Director Talks Growth & Planning

The next time you lament that you are stuck in traffic, consider that, in fact, you are traffic. That is why we need also to be creating viable options for getting around without use of an automobile and encouraging a

Posted in Atlanta, Planning, Traffic, Transportation, Walkability

Are Atlanta streets are too narrow for streetcars?

Atlanta’s “response” to people arguing that streets are too narrow for streetcars via Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Atlanta’s “response” to people arguing that streets are too narrow for streetcars.

Posted in Atlanta, Traffic, Transportation

Decatur Metro – News, Events & Discussion » 2014 Survey: Over Half of Decatur Residents Support 25 MPH City-Wide Speed Limit

67% of Decatur residents favor a citywide speed limit of 25 mph. Decatur Metro – News, Events & Discussion » 2014 Survey: Over Half of Decatur Residents Support 25 MPH City-Wide Speed Limit.

Posted in Atlanta, Cities, Traffic, Walkability

Toronto to narrow traffic lanes in hopes of increasing safety

Toronto will narrow many of the city’s traffic lanes in a bid to increase safety by reining in speeds while freeing up space for bicycle lanes or wider sidewalks. The city has just finished a new policy for lane widths,

Posted in Cities, Traffic

Traffic will grow moderately and then decline

[A} new transportation revenue forecast recently published by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Their forecast from last September, in pink, assumed that traffic would grow endlessly, much as it did during the 1950s through 1990s. But the new forecast, in blue, assumes that

Posted in Cities, Planning, Traffic, Transportation

16 times more killed crossing the street than in natural disasters

A recent report from the National Complete Streets Coalition studying ten years of data found that 16 times more people were killed crossing the street than in natural disasters over the that same period. Another 68,000 walkers on average are

Posted in Cities, Living, Traffic, Transportation

The Traffic Lights of Tomorrow Will Actively Manage Congestion – CityLab

Instead of using humans to monitor and react to traffic flow, the new signals use radar sensors and cameras to detect traffic, and sophisticated algorithms to instantly adjust signals based on real-time conditions. “Each intersection builds a plan that optimizes

Posted in Cities, Traffic, Transportation

So What Exactly Is a ‘Road Diet’?

The result was a much safer road. In small urban areas (say, populations around 17,000, with traffic volumes up to 12,000 cars a day), post-road diet crashes dropped about 47 percent. In larger metros (with populations around 269,000 and up

Posted in Atlanta, Cities, Traffic, Transportation

Peachtree Road project

Plans to remove traffic lanes on Peachtree Road are a concern for some Buckhead neighbors, resident Nina Schwartz, representing Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit A, said Thursday at the Buckhead Council of Neighborhood’s monthly meeting at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Plans for

Posted in Atlanta, Traffic, Transportation

Past Pictures: Tenth Street | History Atlanta

Pictured above is the intersection of Peachtree and Tenth Street with Roxy Delicatessen and other businesses in 1966. The Roxy was a notable establishment, frequented by Margaret Mitchell while she drafted Gone with the Wind. The Roxy Deli was a

Posted in Atlanta, History, Traffic