Monday, June 1, 2009

What's the MUTCD all about?

There is a great deal of confusion about what the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is and how it governs decisions about signs, stripes, and signals on Newton's streets. (The confusion is no doubt exacerbated by traffic engineers talking about "warrants" and not using the simpler "criteria," but that's the stuff of another post.)

Wednesday, city Traffic Engineer Clint Schuckel will, one hopes, start clearing up the confusion when he presents to the Public Safety & Transportation committee about the MUTCD. Learn about how traffic engineers (are supposed to) make decisions about signs, stripes, and signals. This should be of particular interest to those who are unclear on decisions about the installation of stop signs.

Wednesday, June 3
City Hall, Room 202

Note: Health Commissioner David Naparstek is scheduled to speak at 8:00 about the flu outbreak.

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