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Our Funny Favorites!

Our Funny Favorites!

| February 20, 2017

Big smiles here. Find signs that give everyone a big laugh and a message that no one will forget. Personalized parking signs make ideal gifts. But, they are made just like our municipal parking signs and, if you use them outside, they should last for 10 years! Add a name or upload a photo.

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Hawaii Governor strengthens distracted driving and seat belt laws

Hawaii Governor strengthens distracted driving and seat belt laws

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On May 20, the Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, signed two important bills for traffic safety. One mandates that all occupants in a vehicle, whether sitting in the front or the back, must wear seat belts. The other bill prohibits drivers from using handheld mobile phones and texting (whether with a mobile phone or other […]

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The history of seat belt usage

The history of seat belt usage

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

For many Americans, safety measures like buckling into a car are almost second nature. Not surprisingly, in 2010, 85% of drivers throughout the U.S. wore seat belts. Seat belt usage hasn’t always been so widespread, though. Even as few as 30 years ago, in 1982, only 11% of drivers used seat belts. Ever since the […]

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Talking distracts pedestrians more than texting on phone

Talking distracts pedestrians more than texting on phone

| January 14, 2016

Distracted driving has been ingrained in most drivers’ (and passengers’) minds since the advent of smartphones. But what about distracted walking? A new study, “The effects of mobile phone use on pedestrian crossing behaviour at unsignalized intersections,” out of the University of Belgrade, aims to investigate the influence mobile phone use, including talking, texting and listening […]

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Washington, D.C. parking becomes demand-responsive

Washington, D.C. parking becomes demand-responsive

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Washington, D.C. parking has been on the media radar for a number of reasons, perhaps most prominently among them a pilot initiative called ParkDC, which will adjust the prices of 1,300 parking meters via a demand-based system that will bounce time of day, location and other factors to calculate pricing. ParkDC is first targeting traffic […]

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Walkable neighborhoods necessary, not sufficient for active transport

Walkable neighborhoods necessary, not sufficient for active transport

| September 24, 2015

Can making a neighborhood more walkable change residents’ habits in socioeconomically depressed areas? Possibly, but there are a number of factors that stop that from happening, says a new study by researchers Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood and Yan Kestens, Does the effect of walkable built environments vary by neighborhood socioeconomic status?. The study finds that other factors […]

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How wireless technology makes your car hackable

How wireless technology makes your car hackable

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Car manufacturers are loading up new cars with many technologies that drivers don’t want or use… and these add-ons could render the cars potentially more hackable. As a J.D. Power survey reports, 20 percent of new vehicle-owners surveyed were not using their vehicles’ interactive features, among them, the in-vehicle concierge, the 3G or 4G router, […]

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In school zones, sign saturation isn’t a problem, according to study

In school zones, sign saturation isn’t a problem, according to study

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

How does the density of traffic signage impact school safety? A new study, “Driver behavior and accident frequency in school zones: Assessing the impact of sign saturation,” investigates — and disproves — the theory that “if a driver observes too many of the same signs, he or she may no longer pay attention to those signs.” […]

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Transportation roundup 4/21/15

Transportation roundup 4/21/15

| April 21, 2015

Streets & Highways Why Can’t America Have Great Trains?: A Washington mystery. // NationalJournal.com Five Cities Show the Future of Walkability // TheCityFix Uber Releases Data on Its UberPool Service  // Re/code Tactical Urbanists Are Improving Cities, One Rogue Fix at a Time  // Smithsonian Why streetcars are losing their appeal as a mass transit option // MinnPost How One Weekend in […]

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Transportation roundup 3/19/15

Transportation roundup 3/19/15

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Tactical Urbanism by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia offers DIY community-based solutions for what’s ailing our cities. // Slate How the built environment influences who rides bus rapid transit // The City Fix Some Thoughts on Narrow Streets // Strong Towns Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes // Chicago Tribune […]

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Boston transit chief resigns amid snowstorm-related strife

Boston transit chief resigns amid snowstorm-related strife

| February 17, 2015

Beverly Scott, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, announced her resignation this week, reports the Boston Globe. Scott’s announcement comes as she and the MBTA have been battling criticism for their handling of recent weather emergencies, including the decision to suspend rail service due to snow conditions earlier this week, and the passenger-packed […]

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