Oakland Thwarts Copper Thieves With Novel Stop Sign Technology

Screenshot: KPIX City officials in Oakland, California decided to replace a traffic light at an intersection with stop signs last week. This decision wasn’t part of some urbanist initiative to calm traffic; the city couldn’t keep the light functional. The Chevy Colorado’s Headlight Controls Are Deeply Frustrating And I Need To Yell About Them Local … Read more

Toronto’s construction season traffic is ‘unacceptable.’ Is there a better way?

Sun’s out, shovels out. As the warm weather sets in, Toronto will welcome its unofficial fifth season: construction season. Workers will be outside taking advantage of the weather to get all sorts of projects done, such as road maintenance and sewer upgrades. However, the season is notorious for its traffic congestion, and with the amount … Read more

Should school buses have seatbelts? Rollover crash in Ontario prompts new questions

The Ontario government is facing calls to take a closer look at seatbelts and road safety for students after a school bus rolled over in Woodstock, Ont., on Tuesday morning. The rollover happened with 40 students on the school bus and led to one being pinned underneath the vehicle, according to police. Five students were … Read more

New Zealand’s Wild Rail Crossing Roundabouts Would Blow America’s Mind

If there’s one thing American drivers hate more than a roundabout, its a railway skirting across the road. Grade crossings are a blot on the country’s pristine highways and cause all manner of confusion and collisions every year. So imagine how angry you’d be if you stumbled across a piece of infrastructure that combined the … Read more

Judge green-lights narrowing of main road through Atlantic City despite opposition from casinos

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City got a green light Friday to proceed with a project to reduce the width of its main street from four lanes to two, despite fears from casinos and a hospital that the plan could tie the city into gridlocked knots, scare away gamblers and delay emergency vehicles. Superior Court … Read more

Metro Vancouver bus, SeaBus services resume, special mediator appointed

Bus and SeaBus services in Metro Vancouver resumed Wednesday morning after the end of a 48-hour strike by supervisors that brought Coast Mountain Bus Company routes to a standstill. Regional transport operator TransLink said regular services had resumed by around 4 a.m. with the exception of the NightBus service, which returns Wednesday evening. The union … Read more

Metro Vancouver bus, SeaBus services resume Wednesday morning

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 24, 2024 10:41 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Bus and SeaBus services in Metro Vancouver resumed Wednesday morning after the end of a 48-hour strike by supervisors that brought Coast Mountain Bus Company routes to a standstill. Regional transport operator TransLink … Read more

‘Graveyard of sad stories’: Safety report on site of Carberry crash arrives Monday

The Manitoba government is set to release the findings of a road safety strategy report on a deadly crash that led to the death of 17 seniors near Carberry last year. The intersection of Highway 5 and the Trans-Canada, where the deadliest crash in Manitoba’s history occurred last June, had been the subject of criticism … Read more

Cars Are Getting Bigger. Can Smarter Software Make Them Safer?

It’s not just you: American cars have gotten bigger. Over the past two decades, growing numbers of US buyers have turned in their sedans for SUVs and pickup trucks. And those SUVs and pickups have grown ever more hulking. The electrification of driving isn’t slowing the growth spurt. Batteries are heavy, and many carmakers are … Read more