Monthly Archives: September 2011
The biggest guff spouted on the subject is that raising the limit will increase emissions by 20%. No, it’s not mph that matters – it’s rpm. At 70mph, old petrol cars rev at 3,500rpm. Longer-geared diesel or newer cars rev … Continue reading
Traffic lights are being installed at a T-junction near Bideford despite my proposal for a less expensive, safer FiT (filter-in-turn) solution. Story here.
As was flagged up in a recent post, the Transport Select Committee’s report on congestion published today says nothing about the role of traffic lights or any other interventionist traffic management measure. Not a thing. Summary of report here.
Amid the claims about the inevitability of painful cuts, I’ve lost count of the number of times over the past couple of years that I’ve pitched to editors an article that explains the scope in traffic system reform for painless cuts of tens … Continue reading
Next Thursday (15.9.11) the Transport Select Committee publishes a report, “Out of the jam – reducing congestion on our roads”. Leading traffic critic, Kenneth Todd, submitted a well-worded statement, and I submitted something in haste (they don’t pay you for your time … Continue reading
Walking home this afternoon, I was crossing an angled junction, aware that a car had arrived behind me to turn in. I didn’t look up because, according to the Highway Code, pedestrians have right-of-way at junctions. Also I was already crossing, so … Continue reading
The Bristol Evening Post asked for my views about switching off traffic lights at night to save energy. Article here. The full text of my reply was: In a sense, any advance on the current system of mandatory traffic lights is better … Continue reading