95 Blog Posts From the VISION ZERO Tag


Recent Chicago Parking Audit Spells Bad News for Motorists (and Every Other Resident): NMA E-Newsletter #708

As of 2022, 61 years are left on the 75-year parking meter lease now held by the Chicago Parking Meters LLC. A recent city audit stated that the private company had already recouped its entire $1.16 billion investment plus $502.5 million more. According to a recent Chicago Sun-Times article, Chicago parking meter revenue is back […]

Tale of Two Cities’ Smart Intersection Programs

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared in April 2022 as NMA Weekly Newsletter #693.  If you would like to receive the one-topic motorist-related newsletter every Sunday in your inbox, subscribe Here.  Pittsburgh, PA, and Lakeland, FL have instituted smart intersections but are handling them differently. As more cities become connected, i.e., having elements of infrastructure […]

Citywide Speed Limit Reductions: Creating Violators in the Name of Safety

By John Carr, NMA Massachusetts Activist Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in April 2022 as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #691.  If you would like to subscribe to the one-topic newsletter delivered to your inbox every Sunday morning, Click Here. An email claimed that a speed limit reduction in Portland, Oregon “resulted in lower observed vehicle […]

Countering the Safe Streets/Vision Zero Mindset: NMA E-Newsletter #699

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued its estimate of 2021 U.S. traffic fatalities. A Reuters headline blared, “U.S. traffic fatalities surge 10.5% in 2021 to highest count since 2005,” followed by the lede, “Traffic deaths surged after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020 as more drivers engaged in unsafe behavior like speeding and […]

Tale of Two Cities’ Smart Intersection Programs: NMA E-Newsletter #693

Pittsburgh, PA, and Lakeland, FL have instituted smart intersections but are handling them differently. As more cities become connected, i.e., having elements of infrastructure and society interconnected digitally via the internet, intelligent signaling might revolutionize traffic flow, for better or worse. Market analysis firm Navigant Research has projected that smart signals will become a $3.8 […]

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