Spokes & Soles

Hilary Reeves writes our "Spokes & Soles" column about biking and pedestrian issues around town. She's communications director for Bike Walk Twin Cities, an organization devoted to increase commuting by biking and walking.

Jun 02, 2015

Question: What’s 80 seconds to a traffic engineer? While this may seem like the beginning of a groaner transportation joke, it is an interesting nugget about the way traffic engineers view streets and the way cars and others use them.

Answer: It’s the maximum acceptable delay for a car to get through an intersection.

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