In Spring 2003, Max Nofziger ran for mayor of Austin, and part of his transportation platform was to replace the city’s diesel buses with ones that run on natural gas. Below is Dave Dobbs’ argument that natural gas buses may be no better than diesel buses.
Triggering Traffic Signals with a Bicycle
How to trigger Vehicle Traffic Loop Detectors After we published our original article (below) on this subject, we received the following from an engineer who seems to know what he’s talking about: “I read your article on triggering traffic signals with a bicycle and would like to tell you a […]
Report on Motorists Runinng Red Lights
Arizona has the nation’s deadliest red-light runners, with three of the country’s worst cities for fatal intersection crashes, according to a study of federal transportation data obtained by USA TODAY.
Air Pollution May Trigger Sudden Deaths
Even moderate air pollution routinely found in many U.S. cities may trigger sudden deaths by changing heart rhythms in people with existing cardiac problems, according to extensive new scientific research.
Traffic Congestion Despite New Roads
An excerpt on traffic from Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (North Point Press, 2000, pp. 88-94.) by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck
Automobiles: Pollution & Energy Use
Introduction It is possible that no invention has had as profound an effect on society as the passenger automobile. It did not take long after its introduction in the early part of this century for the auto to quickly become the primary means of transportation in the United States, where […]