Industry Insights

A Traffic-Calming Solution to Satisfy Everyone

SeaTac residents living on 51st Street are asking the City Council to address their concerns over increased street traffic volumes and speeding. The strained police force acknowledged that they do not have the staff available to write the necessary tickets and suggested speed bumps. The Deputy Mayor would like an alternative to “drastic” speed bumps […]

Best Practices in School Zone Traffic Calming for the 2018-2019 School Year

Each year, an estimated 100 children are killed in the U.S. as they make their way to and from school, and some 21,000 students are injured from incidents in school zones. The primary contributing factor in these events is speeding. What is your community doing to maintain a safe school zone?   Radarsign, America’s School […]

Street Trees Promote Traffic Calming

Tree-lined streets provide many benefits beyond a lovely view. Their presence improves air quality, reduces noise, helps conserve energy and calms traffic. Yes, tree-lined streets can promote traffic calming. The mere presence signals to motorists that they are approaching a populated area (with potential pedestrians and bicyclists), triggering motorists to check their speed and, if […]

Uber’s New “Movement Street Speeds” Is to City Planners as Radarsign’s Streetsmart Software Is to Police Departments

Uber Movement Street Speeds (UMSS) launched this month in five cities: New York City, Seattle, Cincinnati, Nairobi and London. Leading up to this, in 2017 Uber launched Movement.com with a goal to create, “a website that uses Uber’s data to help urban planners make informed decisions about our cities.” Uber launched UMSS in response to a […]

Creative Crosswalks Are Cute, but Not MUTCD Compliant

After one of their siblings had a near miss with a speeding car close to their school, Metford, Massachusetts, elementary school students, Eric and Isa, took a proposal to Medford’s mayor, Stephanie Burke. The Boston Globe reported on the students’ desire to create an optical illusion crosswalk outside their school to get drivers to slow down. […]

Slow Down, or Police in Virginia Will Call Your Mom

Haymarket Police Department has gotten quite a response to the traffic message board they put up at the end of March. On Facebook alone they have received 1,500 reactions, 142 comments and 859 shares. The sign reads, “Slow Down or We Will Call Your Mom.” I guess some drivers would rather get a ticket than […]

Passion for Safer Streets

To each his own. Some people are passionate about saving the planet, others are passionate about feeding the homeless, and some are passionate about safer streets in their communities. When people are truly passionate about something, they take action and their approach can be as unique as they are. In South Bend, Indiana, Heather Liptrap, […]

Radar Speed Signs Can Inform Drivers and Bystanders Alike

It is tough to gauge the speed of a moving vehicle while standing still. Catching it on video is helpful, but is it enough for local law enforcement or officials to take action? Yes, but there is a better way. Here’s why. Paul Nye of Baltimore County, Maryland, and his family have witnessed school buses […]