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Signal Spotlight: Bicyclists at Signalized Intersections

Signal Spotlight: Bicyclists at Signalized Intersections As towns develop multimodal transportation plans, signalized intersections should be considered. According to the 2021 Traffic Safety Facts published annually by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 27% of bicyclist fatalities and 55% … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are a popular mode of recreation across the country and here in Connecticut. Similar to other recreational activities, following safety procedures can keep a fun outing from turning into a tragedy. In … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: The Safe System Approach: How to Achieve Zero Deaths

The Safe System Approach: How to Achieve Zero Deaths Everyone is familiar with the terms “Towards Zero Deaths,” “Road to Zero,” “Vision Zero” – but what do those terms really mean? They all imagine a world where our family, friends … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signals 101

Signal Spotlight: Traffic Signals 101 On April 22, 2021 and April 23, 2021, participants from fifteen municipalities and the Connecticut Department of Transportation gathered for Signals 101, held at Firehouse 1 in Monroe. This class was the introductory workshop for … Continue reading

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Sustainable CT: Fostering Cleaner and More Diverse Transportation

Sustainable CT: Foster Cleaner and More Diverse Transportation What do the City of New Britain’s Beehive Bridge, shared parking in the Town of Killingly, and the Town of North Stonington’s walkability audit all have in common?  They are all thoughtful … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month With spring’s warm weather finally upon us, more people can be seen enjoying it by walking, running and biking. Biking is much more than just a recreational activity; it is a means for people to … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Bristol Evaluation and Retiming of City-Owned Traffic Signals

Signal Spotlight: Bristol Evaluation and Retiming of City-Owned Traffic Signals The City of Bristol Public Works Department recently undertook a project to inventory and retime each of the city’s 36 signalized intersections. The goal of the project, which took approximately … Continue reading

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Signal Spotlight: Flashing Yellow Arrows Coming to an Intersection Near You

Signal Spotlight: Flashing Yellow Arrows Coming to an Intersection Near You What is a flashing yellow arrow? The figure on the left below shows a typical “doghouse” display used for permitted-protected left turn phasing in Connecticut. When the green ball … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: CTDOT Local Road Programs

CTDOT Local Road Programs Systemic applications are a change from the traditional way of applying countermeasures. In the past, a countermeasure would be considered for a location that had already experienced crashes of a type correctable by that countermeasure. For … Continue reading

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Safety Matters: Using Speed Display Signs for Speed Management

Using Speed Display Signs for Speed Management Speeding is a problem across the country, on every type of roadway and in every type of community. In an effort to address speed-related crashes on Connecticut’s rural roads, in coordination with the … Continue reading

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