Tag Archives: traffic congestion

Roundabouts Are Great But They Are Not Traffic Circles

When it comes to intersection design, I’m a big fan of roundabouts. If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably come across more than a few tweets touting the benefits of roundabouts. From time to time I do radio interviews which are supposedly going to be about the Oilers, and even then I manage to squeeze in some talk about roundabouts. For an intersection requiring more traffic control than a two-way stop a roundabout is my intersection design of choice. Continue reading

Bikes Are Getting More Popular In Edmonton, And That’s A Great Thing

First off, I’m not a cyclist. Not that I wouldn’t want to ride a bike from time to time, but living in Rossdale there is really no way for me to get anywhere without biking up a rather large hill, and that’s not something that appeals to me. But there are a lot of Edmontonians who do bike, and based on what I’ve been seeing around downtown, I think the number of cyclists on our streets is growing.

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Traffic Congestion and the Price of Parking

By Saskjon (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Last week a story showed up in my Twitter timeline about traffic congestion in downtown Regina, and the mayor’s thoughts on how to alleviate the problem. That’s a story right up my alley, so being the curious fellow that I am I clicked that link right away to see what it was all about.┬áThe story itself was a little light on details, and was really only some off-the-cuff ideas to solve the problem, but nonetheless there were a couple of things I found interesting in the article.

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