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Free Transit, An Expensive No-Sidewalk, More Gas Prices & Zig-Zag Traffic Calming (Weekly Chatter)

Simply the chatter this week. My brain is toast.

Weekly Chatter

By far, the largest fuel-saver was a switch to calm driving. Compared to a fast, lane-changing, sharp-braking style, calm driving improved fuel economy by 35 percent.

If you walk, you're saving more money every day.

Twitterville

  • RT (@LionsWhiskers) My wish for today: to take a walk and not find any ice I have to pick my way across. I want to look up!

To Wrap

The Virginia Transportation Research Council has found that using zig-zag pavement markings used as advanced warnings to cross-walks and multi-use trail crossings do increase awareness and slow speeds of motorists. Slow speeds save lives. The council is recommending that the Virginia DOT use the research to make a recommendation to the Federal Highway Administration to include this in the MUTCD. Cheap design solutions are everywhere…

Have a Weekend!

  1. Henry
    March 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Isn’t this what they have in London? From what I understand, they have some of the worst motorists/motordom in the world.

  2. March 18, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The moniker ‘worst drivers’ is applied almost everywhere, so impossible to say. However, a large majority of drivers say that they are above average drivers, irregardless of location and despite the impossibility.

  3. March 19, 2011 at 7:52 am

    What is going on!! I, Henry Morgenstein, did not write the above comment attributed to “Henry.” Is there another Henry? I don’t even know what the word “motordom” means — and London does not have some of the worst motorists. Did someone “steal” my identity?

  4. March 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Another Henry, Henry.

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