Posts Tagged ‘congestion’
In this case study, a flexible-flow lane saved a quiet neighborhood road from being turned into a four-lane thoroughfare while still allowing two lanes of rush-hour traffic. This technique of increasing the traffic load by time-sharing a lane is not suitable in all locations, but should be considered in some cases as an alternative to road-widening.
The Combustion Charge Zone should reduce congestion and raise funds for the transportation system. In addition to this, the Combustion Charge Zone should help reduce air and noise pollution.
Yesterday the Chronicle posted an interesting article titled: Did street closing bypass fairness? Neighbors inherit wealthy Rivercrest’s traffic problem. The article considers the plight of the Briargrove Park subdivision, which has seen a significant increase in traffic since the adjacent Rivercrest subdivision succeeded in having their streets made into one-way (exit only) at Westhiemer. The [...]
I was just checking out this list of the worst traffic intersections in the United States, and I couldn’t help but noticed that none of them are in Houston.
I-10 is a joke. I passed 3 speed traps today driving outbound on I-10 from Taylor St. to Campbell. That’s 10 miles. Meanwhile the inbound lanes were already moving at a snail’s pace at 7:30 in the morning. Congrats Houston! Way to spend 3 billion dollars! By the way, do you think we could learn [...]
Tory Gattis had a great post on Monday in which he reviewed some news from late ’08. Two major highlights: 1. A comprehensive study by the Brookings Institution found that congestion pricing of freeways “would reduce housing costs and sprawl. It eliminates the subsidy for living farther out, which drives up demand and density in [...]
Has anyone else noticed that traffic on I-10 is still not great? I have a ‘reverse’ commute on I-10 every day. Before the expansion traffic was fine inside the loop outbound in the morning, slow outside the loop. Inbound in the evening it was slow outside the loop, fine inside, except near the 10-45 interchange. [...]
From CNN today: Suburb’s Pain Could Swing Election I couldn’t agree more. This is the most critical issue that nobody is talking about. Highlights from the article: The plunge in the housing and financial markets, and the spiking of energy prices, have assured that the economy will be the top issue among rich and poor [...]