Friday, August 31, 2012

APWA Show a Success

James Weatherall and Johanna Van Der Veen just got back from Anaheim, CA, where they exhibited our radar signs and rubber traffic calming solutions at the APWA (American Public Works Association) Best Show in Public Works. The APWA show boasts the largest display of public works equipment in North America. With more than 400 booths on the exhibit floor, the show displayed a vast array of public works products and technology.

James and Johanna had a great time meeting lots of interesting public works professionals, some of whom were hearing of Traffic Logix for the first time, but many of whom are already customers and/or receive our monthly newsletter, The Traffic Calmer. It was great to meet customers face to face and to hear feedback on how much people enjoy our newsletter.

While all our products got their fair share of attention at the show, there was a lot of excitement over the  SafePace 100 speed sign. The economical radar speed sign offers exceptional visibility and power efficiency in a lightweight portable solution.The speed sign can be mounted on a universal mounting bracket that lets you move it between locations quickly and easily. Optional battery power allows the sign to function for up to four weeks autonomously.

It was great to see so many people stop by to tell us how much they admire the Traffic Logix products and how our mission to make roads safer one solution at a time inspires them.

Thanks to all the attendees for making it such a great show and we look forward to exhibiting at APWA 2013!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Traffic Logix Speed Table Protects Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Construction Workers outside Metro Station

The outside of the Laurier metro station in Montreal has a lot going on. A busy bicycle lane crosses directly in front of the station while scores of pedestrians flock in and out of the metro. Amid the bicycles and walkers, a temporary construction zone has been erected directly in front of the station. 

The city of Montreal installed a Traffic Logix speed table to slow bicyclists down in front of the metro so that pedestrians can safely cross the path to walk in and out of the metro. The speed table has a flat top to slow bicyclists gradually without being too abrupt or compromising their safety. Measuring 14’ x 10.5’, the speed table has bright yellow taping to alert bicyclists in advance and ensure that the tables are visible even in poor lighting conditions and at night.

The Traffic Logix interlocking units can be expanded to any length or width and were used to create a speed table that fit the dimensions of the bike lane. These units are also used to create speed humps and speed cushions. Of the three solutions, speed tables are the least abrupt, which make them the safest solution for cyclists and pedestrians.

To see video footage of the Traffic Logix speed table at the Laurier metro station click here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Traffic Logix Releases New SafePace Beacon System

SafePace Beacon System
Traffic Logix recently released the new SafePace Beacon System, a standalone flashing beacon solution. Previously, the flashing beacons were only available as part of the full SafePace school zone system. The new beacons can be used to notify drivers of changing road conditions in school zones, work zones, prior to a steep hill or sudden curve, or anytime you need to alert drivers.

The flashing beacons are available in a choice of amber (yellow) or red and include a unique design that houses all of the solution components in one enclosure for a more streamlined solution.

For the full press release on the SafePace flashing beacons, visit and for more information on the beacons, visit the product web page on the Traffic Logix website.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Traffic Calming Formula: Safer roads = Better driving = Less accidents = Fewer deaths

SafePace 400 speed display sign
Traffic Logix SafePace 400 Speed Sign
NHTSA released an early estimate of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2012, with frightening results. An estimated 7,630 people died in car crashes during these three months, an increase of 13.5% compared to the first quarter of 2011. The miles traveled increased as well, but only by 1.4%, certainly not accounting for the 13.5% increase in fatalities.

If these projections are realized, this will indicate the second largest increase in fatalities since NHTSA first started recording traffic fatalities in 1975. The largest increase in fatalities was in the first quarter of 1979 with a 15.3% in the number of traffic related deaths.

The 2012 increase in fatalities is following a historic downtrend in traffic fatalities over the past few years.

Were the increased fatalities due to texting while driving? Long stretches of road inviting drivers to speed? Younger, less experienced drivers? Tired driving?

Traffic Logix rubber speed hump
Traffic Logix Rubber Speed Hump
Whatever the cause of the increase in fatalities, creating safer roads is critical to prevent fatalities going forward. Traffic calming is key in preventing accidents. Study after study on speed humps, radar speed signs, and other traffic calming solutions all lead to the same conclusion: traffic calming reduces accidents, and when they do happen, reduces the severity of the outcome.

Solutions such as speed humps that compel drivers to slow down, or speed display signs that return driver focus to the road, are integral to protecting drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Safer roads = Better driving = Less accidents = Fewer deaths

Together we can save lives.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Traffic Logix Mourns the Loss of Craig Timothy, Former Company Vice President and Cofounder

We are shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of Craig Timothy, former company vice president and cofounder of Traffic Logix.

Craig was an integral part of Traffic Logix since it's inception and worked tirelessly to realize the company mission of creating safer, more livable streets. His dedication and passion resulted in the installation of thousands of traffic calming solutions in cities across North America.

See the company press release on Craig's passing here.