• Traffic Control

    Articles about traffic control (bike lanes, “sharrows”, right turn lanes, signage, signals and rumble strips).

    For articles specifically on right turn lanes, please refer to the Right Turn Lanes category in the Archive.

    For articles on technical engineering questions, issues and solutions relating to walking and bicycling, please refer to the Engineering category in the Archive.

    Oregon Is Second State to Drop “Share The Road”

    by  • February 26, 2016 • Traffic Control • 1 Comment

    It took a few years but Delaware has acquired some welcome company. The state of Oregon is now the second state to decide to drop “Share The Road” signs. The Share The Road phrase “meant different things to different people,” said Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) spokeswoman Shelley Snow. ODOT will replace confusing Share The Road...

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    Why are Delaware roads so deadly for pedestrians? (video)

    by  • November 21, 2015 • Injuries and Fatalities, Land Use, Media, Safety, Traffic Control, Transit • 10 Comments

    WHYY talks with the Delaware State Police, the Office of Highway Safety, DelDOT and Bike Delaware about why Delaware is America’s deadliest state for pedestrians. RELATED: • Why are Delaware roads so deadly for pedestrians? (WHYY) • Stupidity Is the Reason that Delaware Pedestrians Die So Frequently. But It’s Not the Stupidity You Think....

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    Study Confirms: “Share The Road” Signs Don’t Work

    by  • August 29, 2015 • Traffic Control • 26 Comments

    “Comprehension of the familiar “Share the Road” signage as a statement of bicyclists’ roadway rights has been challenged, based on arguments that it is ambiguous, imprecise, frequently misinterpreted, and not designed for that purpose…In fact, the US state of Delaware discontinued use of the “Share the Road” plaque in November, 2013.” – From “Bicycles...

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    Newark Protected Bike Lane Experiment Includes Scores of Volunteers and Extensive Press Coverage

    by  • July 18, 2015 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Traffic Control, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    Scores of volunteers came out on Tuesday to help the City of Newark and DelDOT conduct an experiment for what – if it’s constructed – would be Delaware’s first protected bike lane. The experiment was covered by the Newark Post and the News Journal. See slideshow below: RELATED: • Cycle track prototype draws positive reviews...

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    “Every Skill. Every Age. Everyone.” The 2015 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit

    by  • March 20, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Economics, Engineering, Events, Health, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Safety, Traffic Control, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 12 Comments

    The 2015 Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit will be held this year on May 7 in Dover. ***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED*** To add your name to the waiting list, please email wbd bikede.org with your name, city and zip code. The 2015 summit will be hosted by the American Heart Association, the Delaware Department of Transportation,...

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    The Time Is Now For Delaware’s 1st Protected Bike Lane

    by  • September 18, 2014 • Engineering, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Traffic Control, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 5 Comments

    The City of Newark has so much going for it these days, including a number of recently received awards, mostly highlighting its vibrant downtown area, and there are many reasons to celebrate. Though not remarkable, back in May Newark also received a repeat honor in the form of “Bronze” status as a “Bicycle Friendly...

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    Share the Road Chautaqua

    by  • September 7, 2014 • Traffic Control • 0 Comments

      (Sung to the tune of Kumbaya) Share the road, my friend, share the road. Share the road, my friend, share the road. Oh, friend, share the road.   As we were preparing the syllabus for our introduction to road cycling class, my co-instructor, a long-time biker and experienced teacher, wanted to begin with this...

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    Newark City Council Discusses a Protected Bike Lane for Delaware Avenue

    by  • August 25, 2014 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Economics, Engineering, Legislation and Policy, Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Safety, Traffic Control, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    The Newark City Council will discuss a protected bike lane for Delaware Avenue as part of its agenda this evening. Support of a protected lane for Delaware Avenue by the council is critically important. In its recent Bicycle Friendly Community “report card” for Newark, one of the key recommendations from the League of Bicyclists was for...

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