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Promenade residents say South Mountain Freeway lights still a nuisance

Posted by   /  August 12, 2020  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News Residents of the Promontory community in Ahwatukee are still fighting with the Arizona Department of Transportation over the glare of lights along the South Mountain Freeway. Emails between some residents and the agency show that more than seven months after the freeway opened, some Promontory homeowners say the […]

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Chandler eyes transportation improvements, more bike lanes

Posted by   /  August 11, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The city of Chandler is planning improvements (including new bike lanes) along some its major transportation and development corridors. The Chandler City Council is set to approve a $7.45 million reimbursement deal with the Maricopa Association of Governments for design and construction costs for improvements to Lindsey […]

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The Monday Morning Commute: Ask the traffic engineer

Posted by   /  August 10, 2020  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management Read your columns crushing my hopes of four-way stops or 15 miles-per-hour speed limits to slow traffic near my home. Will you do the same with my dreams of traffic calming? No. Traffic calming has been exceptionally successful in reducing travel speeds and traffic volumes on residential […]

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Report: New road makes Camelback Ranch traffic ‘much, much quicker’

Posted by   /  August 7, 2020  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Mattamy Homes on this project.) By Mark Carlisle | Daily Independent Though spring training was cut short due to the coronavirus, Camelback Ranch still got a look at how traffic in and out of the stadium has improved after a new road into the facility opened in February. Glendale cut […]

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The Monday Morning Commute: Ask the traffic engineer: Why can I not have a speed limit of 15 miles-per-hour on my residential street?

Posted by   /  August 3, 2020  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management As described in a previous column, the Federal Highway Administration publication, The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices regulates signs, striping, and pavement markings throughout the United States. As is appropriate, state law determines permissible speed limits. Arizona state law might not be all that helpful. Arizona […]

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The Monday Morning Commute: Ask the traffic engineer: Why can’t I have a four-way stop at the intersection near my home to slow traffic?

Posted by   /  July 27, 2020  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management Why can I not have a four-way stop at the intersection near my home to slow traffic? The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices regulates signs, striping, and pavement markings throughout the United States. This document is published by the Federal Highway Administration within the United States […]

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Construction on light rail extension in north Phoenix begins in August

Posted by   /  July 27, 2020  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Chris Caraveo | Daily Independent Even though Metrocenter Mall closed its doors in early July, plans to expand the light rail to that area in north Phoenix remain on track. On July 16, the Valley Metro Rail board unanimously approved the light rail construction contract for the Northwest Extension Phase II in Phoenix. The […]

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Nikola breaks ground on Coolidge facility

Posted by   /  July 23, 2020  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Transportation  /  No Comments

Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Nikola Motor Company on Thursday./Rofida Khairalla/PinalCentral By Rofida Khairalla | Pinal Central COOLIDGE— Nikola Motor Company branded shovels dug down into the ground and dirt flew up into the air, marking the beginning of a very big step for the development in Coolidge.  The publicly […]

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The Monday Morning Commute: Ask the traffic engineer: Center two-way-left-turn lanes seem unsafe. Are they?

Posted by   /  July 20, 2020  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management Center two-way-left-turn lanes seem unsafe to me. Are they? Center two-way left-turn lanes first appeared in Michigan in the 1950’s. Their greatest national popularity began in Phoenix in the 1970’s. Like all traffic ideas – they are convenient in the correct situations, and less-than-great in other situations. […]

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The Monday Morning Commute: Ask the traffic engineer

Posted by   /  July 13, 2020  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Basha, traffic engineer, Summit Land Management Several of your columns have referenced low collision numbers in Scottsdale. Haven’t there been a large number of fatal collisions, many with pedestrians, in Scottsdale the past two years? Traffic collisions are always horrible, and fatal traffic collisions are always tragedies. The specific topic of fatal traffic […]

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