Jackie Faye interviews Dr. Joseph Hummer about the “study” produced by a Raleigh neighborhood association. His verdict?
The issue is what should the base assumptions be when deciding about traffic lights? Do you use current conditions? Or do you plan for future conditions?
“It specifically states when looking at traffic signals that you include future growth,” said Michael Paul, the President of the North Raleigh Coalition of Homeowners Association.
Apparently NCDOT used the current conditions, with the 2 lane road, ignoring the fact that they are going to widen the road, which will probably increase traffic.