traffic

Somebody cut you off in traffic, or not stop for a crosswalk because they were on the phone? 

Here's your chance to vent about it, as we ask for your top road-rage provokers in VENTSday. 

Our other topic: what's the number one "hippie city" in our region? 

You've got opinions on events in the news, and our VENTSday segment is designed to let the world hear them.

We plop a pair of topics on the table--frequently unrelated--and let YOU deliver your passionate (and polite) views on them.

Traffic Cameras That Change The Lights

Jun 24, 2014
Wikimedia

Anybody who's been driving for a while learns to look for the devices buried in the pavement that trigger changes in traffic lights. 

But those old devices--you know, make sure your car is directly over the sensor--are being replaced. 

Now cameras are being used to gauge traffic waiting for a green light. 

Oregon Traffic Fatalities Running Low

Jan 28, 2014
Ken Lund

Before the turn of the century, Oregon's annual number of traffic fatalities was generally worse than the national average. 

What a turnaround.  The preliminary numbers for last year show a number--316--that has been this low only once since World War II. 

Geoffrey Riley/JPR

There are few middle-of-the-road (sorry) opinions about the concept known as "road diet."

This is the process of taking a four-lane road and turning it into a two-lane road with center turn lane and expanded bike lanes.