Tag Archives: road diets

Chart of the Day: Simulated Average Speeds Before and After 4-3 Conversions

Here’s a chart from a traffic engineering study (out of the University of Nevada*) that simulates the effects of 4-3 road diets on automobile speeds at stop sign controlled intersections. The upshot of all this is that there are a lot of variables which enter into the picture when studying traffic impacts of 4-lane (Death Road™) […]

Road Re-Purposing’s Political Spectrum

In 2012, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis re-striped Park and Portland Avenues, thereby reducing automobile capacity on two thirds of the corridor (from three lanes to two). These stretches were considered to be at ‘overcapacity,’ making them low hanging fruit for repurposing. But complimented with stretches of Lyndale Avenue South and other areas around […]