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Tag Archives: california
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Los Angeles THREW AWAY all their RED-LIGHT cameras?
At one point, Los Angeles had over 100 cameras to catch red-light runners. Then the city tore ’em all out. Here’s why. Research: “Police look to cameras to catch traffic violators”The Los Angeles Times, 13 Jun 2000, p.B4A “Voices: A Green Light on Red-Light Cameras”The Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep 2001, p.B21 “Red-Light Cameras Focus […]
San Diego installed “Edge Lanes” (also called “Advisory Bike Lanes”) along a short neighborhood block in Mira Mesa, California. And the people living nearby lost their collective minds. Here’s why these lanes aren’t quite as bad as local TV coverage claims.
So, you’re having this really nice walk across town when suddenly, there’s a freeway you have to cross. Seeing a large bridges with nice big sidewalks can be a relief. But what about those pesky interchanges where cars are entering and exiting the freeway? It gets a little bit scarier at newfangled designs which work […]
America loves “diamond” highway exits. Which is too bad, because when life gets busy, they work pretty terribly. Gil Chlewicki, the “adoptive” father of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), explains why it’s time to untangle our freeway interchanges.
Ever freak out how a big earthquake could drop a bridge right on top of you? I talk with a seismic engineer about the six cool secrets they use to make bridges safe.
Thirty years ago a major earthquake destroyed a double-decker freeway, leaving 42 people dead. Here’s the sad history and the lessons engineers have learned.
Signs used to look different at night. Here’s why.
Here’s the real reason why Caltrans is removing Botts Dots (turtles) from the state’s hundreds of miles of freeway (Hint: It has something to do with Tesla). Enjoy my video? https://www.patreon.com/roadguyrob