Traffic Management

5 days ago
San Francisco is looking for ways to manage—and protect—the masses of tourists who want to walk "the World's Crookedest Street."
SF Gate
May 7, 2014, 10am PDT
Designed properly, roundabouts enhance placemaking and the pedestrian experience.
Better! Cities & Towns
Blog post
November 7, 2013, 8am PST
One way to address traffic congestion is to provide a bypass for vehicles around city traffic machinations. Ring roads, by definition, are meant to perform that function. In reality, they ignore the supply and demand model of traffic management.
Steven Snell
May 7, 2011, 7am PDT
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> ventures into the New York City Department of Transportation's Traffic Management Center to find out how technology is changing the way the city manages its traffic signals and traffic flows.
Urban Omnibus
October 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
Yonah Freemark reports that there are more politically palatable ways to ease traffic congestion than congestion pricing.
the transport politic
August 2, 2009, 1pm PDT
A new high-tech system from New Zealand will be installed on L.A.'s 110 freeway, which will feature sensors that will know when traffic slows and open an alternate lane automatically.
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2008, 5am PST
Texas cities are forced to review their red light camera contracts after the discovery of a potential loophole in Texas law.
KXAN Austin News
May 31, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Americans are notoriously bad at navigating European-style traffic circles, but it seems Canadians are also confounded.</p>
The Edmonton Sun
Blog post
May 10, 2007, 6am PDT

BEIJING, 9 MAY 2007--Anyone questioning China's potential to become the dominant player in the 21st century and beyond need look no further than the Beijing Transportation Information Center. The entrepreneurial leader of the center, Mr. WANG gang, has lead the development of the most innovative system for managing traffic congestion I've seen, putting U.S. systems to shame and leapfrogging over London's cutting edge signal coordinatin system. Rather than try to regulate congestion by limiting automobile use, they have figured out a way to use technology to make its use more efficient.

Samuel Staley