I am Seattle Traffic

Welcome to IamSeattleTraffic.org. Personal Responsibility is the Cure to the Commute.

I encourage you to read the Welcome post and to learn more about The Universal Goals of the Commute, Driving In Congestion, and Traffic Zen.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Not Crop Circles...

Here's an article I found that shows the reduction of accidents after putting in Traffic Circles in neighborhoods. Neighborhood Traffic Calming: Seattle's Traffic Circle Program

I think it's amazing how making the right small change can make a big impact on a problem. This is how I view the traffic congestion problems in Seattle. This is a seemingly daunting problem that many people don't believe they can affect. But you can affect it.

You personally can change your driving behaviors in simple and repeatable ways to improve traffic. You must realize that traffic is created by cars, cars are driven by people, and people have bad habits. It's not fun to drive more responsibly, but it is powerful.

You created the traffic. Take a stand and change your part of the road.


daimajin said...

My grandfather introduced those traffic circles to Seattle in the 1930s.

Anonymous said...

I hate those things. More often than not I encounter drivers coming at me from the left or right who won't bother to slow down or, God-forbid, even yield. On streets where parking on both sides means room for only one car driving down it, the other person doesn't even bother looking to see that I'm there & nearly hits me... & then has the nerve to act all offended when I use my horn for its intended purpose.

Give me an old-fashioned stop sign anyday. Then there's no question as to who has the right-of-way.