Rich Carlson reports favorably about the diversion of traffic westbound on Route 2 from the Haden Avenue on-ramp, which is temporarily utilizing the breakdown lane for traffic headed northbound on I-95–and wishes the diversion could be made permanent .
Rich Carlson posts this caveat about “smart growth”, road design, and unanticipated issues for auto and bicycle commuters in Long Beach, California as a warning about potential problems in the new Trapelo Road roadway design.
Rich Carlson presents information about numerous (and often conflicting) studies of the effectiveness of red-light cameras to increase traffic safety, and concerns about the information disseminated by companies that provide the camera systems.
Hi Will – as an independent consultant, I purchase my own heathcare and was pleased to see that with this year’s Health Connector options, I could actually save some money…. Then I read this article – sounds like MA has made many of the same mistakes as the Feds. I’m now in a position where, […]
Something to think about as we begin the redesign of Trapello Rd We might take a lesson from Holland, which was the site of an enlightening traffic experiment a few years back. Officials in the city of Drachten removed all traffic signs, controls and markings from the city center. Despite this free-for-all design, traffic flowed […]
For anyone interested in how well meaning government policies and practices can be subverted or simply mis-implemented, please see the Globe article: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/14/boston-police-suspend-use-high-tech-licence-plate-readers-amid-privacy-concerns/B2hy9UIzC7KzebnGyQ0JNM/story.html *Direct quotes from this article are indicated by trailing asterisk Summary: The Boston Police operate an automated license plate scanner program. The purpose is to gather as much information as possible and […]