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What is a roundabout?

A roundabout is a circular intersection. Traffic maneuvers around the circle in a counterclockwise direction, and then turns right onto the desired street. All traffic yields to motorists in the roundabout and left- ...more >

What is a roundabout?

A roundabout is a circular intersection. Traffic maneuvers around the circle in a counterclockwise direction, and then turns right onto the desired street. All traffic yields to motorists in the roundabout and left- ...more >

What is traffic calming?

Traffic calming measures can be used in neighborhoods and local streets to slow motor vehicle traffic through horizontal and vertical deflections. Some examples of traffic calming measures include speed tables, ...more >

What is traffic calming?

Traffic calming measures can be used in neighborhoods and local streets to slow motor vehicle traffic through horizontal and vertical deflections. Some examples of traffic calming measures include speed tables, ...more >

What is a public right-of-way?

Answer: A public right-of-way is the strip of land on which infrastructure such as highways, railroads or power lines are built. The right-of-way is owned by a public jurisdiction and includes the area where sidewalks are built and traffic signs are posted. ...more >

What is a public right-of-way?

Answer: A public right-of-way is the strip of land on which infrastructure such as highways, railroads or power lines are built. The right-of-way is owned by a public jurisdiction and includes the area where sidewalks are built and traffic signs are posted. ...more >

I'd like to see colored bike lanes in my community. What color should we use and what impact with they have?

Many European countries use colored bike lanes to demarcate space for bicyclists and to draw motorists' attention to the bike lanes. The Danes use blue, the Dutch use red, the British use red or green, ...more >

What does the flashing DON'T WALK signal mean?

Oftentimes pedestrians are confused because the flashing DON'T WALK display appears before they finish crossing the street. Usually, there is nothing wrong with the traffic signal timing, there is just a misunderstanding of what the pedestrian signal means. ...more >

Is it true that trails and bike paths are more dangerous than roads?

There's an oft-quoted statistic that riding on a bike paths is 2.6 times more dangerous than riding on the road. The number comes from a 1974 masters thesis study of adult cyclists that was used by author John Forester in his book & ...more >

Are bicyclists allowed to ride on the road?

Yes! In all 50 states, bicyclists are either considered vehicles or have the same rights and responsibilities as the operator of a motor vehicle. In general, bicyclists are legally allowed to ride their bikes on all public roads unless they have been specifically excluded, ...more >