Traffic Engineering

Defining the Worst Type of Street Design

Part street, part road, 'stroads' are unsafe, ugly, and bad for local economies.

How Speed Cameras Brought One Ohio Village to a Standstill

Not only is Elmwood Place now embroiled in expensive litigation, it has developed a local reputation as a place to avoid.

What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.

Police Stings for Drivers Who Don't Yield in Crosswalks: Does It Really Work?

Last year, New Jersey cops were cracking down on jaywalkers. Now they're penalizing cars. Will switching tactics make a difference?

'Desire Lines' and the Fundamental Failure of Traffic Engineering

Mikael Colville-Andersen makes the cases for designing cities with people in mind.

India's Cities Risk Repeating America's Congestion Mistakes

Proposed expansions of dozens of major arteries in Bangalore are threatening the Indian city's way of life.