Category Archives: Public Safety

A Hole Lotta Problems

Photo: Contra Costa Times It’s a little bumpy out there isn’t it? I’m referring to those pesky potholes that have littered roads throughout California.  These unnerving and annoying holes are a consequence of heavy rains in past weeks.  In response … Continue reading

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It’s Time For A Change

Photo: LRC Blog It turns out the the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is now requiring signage to use mixed case lettering as opposed to the traditional all-caps.  In other words, instead of seeing MAIN ST., you will see Main St.  … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Safety: An Epidemic?

Pedestrian deaths have decreased 16% since 1998 according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fact sheet.  Yet, that hasn’t stopped a coalition of housing, business, environmental, public health, transportation, equitable development, and other organizations, who refer to their … Continue reading

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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

Traffic map of Monday rush hour gridlock caused by street closures due to President Obama’s motorcade. Days after President Obama’s trip to Los Angeles, residents and business owners are still frustrated at the mayhem that was caused during the busiest … Continue reading

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Look Ma, No Hands!

Photo: Gadget Magazine There is a sort of irony inherent in the idea that driver-less cars, those functioning entirely on technology, could actually improve the safety of our roadways.  After all, the basic idea that a vehicle would operate on … Continue reading

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