Pedestrians and cyclists are more likely to die in the Charleston region than anywhere else in South Carolina, especially if they’re people of color, and the long-standing problem doesn't seem to be improving.Sometimes, their deaths make headlines, such as when Benjamin Fricke, 31, was struck and killed on Charleston’s Septima Clark Parkway in April, a death that led to new signs and signals along that busy artery.But mostly, the victims don’t make news, and their deaths lead to little, if any, constructive change.At a time when the region is rapidly growing and demand for new roads is soaring, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings haven’t been treated as the difference between life and death, but rather as optional add-ons to streets designed for cars.That puts the state and the Charleston region far behind other places. And while South Carolina and many of its local governments have embraced the concept of “complete streets,” a term for streets … [Read more...] about Charleston area deadly for cyclists and pedestrians, but change is at the mercy of SCDOT
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By Gary Richards | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 29, 2018 at 11:34 am | UPDATED: October 29, 2018 at 1:15 pm Traffic lights, damn ’em. Red way too long, don’t seem synchronized and too often lead to frustrated drivers jamming their way into an intersection on red, thereby blocking traffic across all lanes. Relief is in the works. More than a dozen cities and agencies across the Bay Area have embarked on a potentially far-reaching plan for smarter lights that has some traffic planners almost giddy over improving one of the top gripes drivers rail about. The Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials (or IDEA), in which federal grants are distributed to public agencies through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, will collect data and monitor traffic signal status of each vehicle on its arrival. It will record the data and prepare them for analysis if the signal timing is in need of improvements. The adaptive traffic signal … [Read more...] about New effort to make Bay Area traffic signals better
Geoff Pender Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 4:16 p.m. UTC Jul 9, 2018 While the state grapples with how to pay to fix crumbling roads and bridges, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is being politically forced to build a $2-million drive from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ gated neighborhood to a nearby shopping hub. The project is ostensibly for safety of neighborhood motorists, but MDOT records obtained by the Clarion Ledger indicate safety is not the issue and that Reeves' office kept tabs on it while his neighborhood's homeowners association was deeply involved in the project's planning. The new road project comes after Reeves and the Senate forced MDOT to leap-frog $43 million to widen Mississippi 25/Lakeland Drive hear his neighborhood over repairs to deteriorated roads and bridges elsewhere across the state. As some lawmakers continue to criticize MDOT as inefficient and lacking priorities for roadwork, the Legislature frequently overrides … [Read more...] about MDOT: Political pressure driving road connecting Tate Reeves’ subdivision, shopping center
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