Safety

Throughout North America's auto-oriented suburbs, front-facing garages are a common feature of home design. According to Brent Toderian, that design decision has a significant impact on speeding and the quality of neighborhoods.
Jan 6, 2014   Huffington Post British Columbia
A group called New Yorkers for Safe Transit has called attention to the continual problem of female subway riders being ogled, groped, flashed, harassed and attacked.
Nov 23, 2009   The New York Times
Over the past 15 years, more than 76,000 pedestrians have been killed in the U.S. Some say preventing a significant portion of these deaths is as simple as enforcing jaywalking laws. Not so, argues Tom Vanderbilt, author of <em>Traffic</em>.
Nov 15, 2009   Slate
Enci Box's personal account of how gender, safety, and living car-free intersect in her daily transportation decisions.
Oct 9, 2009   LA Streetsblog
Head-on train collisions can be avoided by simply keeping one train per track. There's a plan to make that happen, but it's years from implementation.
Oct 9, 2009   Miller-McCune
In this survey, drivers 'fess up to twelve distracting things they do while driving; and some are even more distracting than texting.
Oct 8, 2009   The Chicago Tribune
Streets aren't just for driving, and cities are starting to realize it. Amber Hawkes and Georgia Sheridan explain why street design matters and where we are today in terms of designing the "street space." Exclusive
Jul 23, 2009  By Amber Hawkes
A high rate of poverty, a large population of illegal aliens, and a next-door neighbor to one of the most dangerous cities in the hemisphere, El Paso would seem to be a hotbed of danger. But it's actually one of the safest big cities in America.
Jul 20, 2009   Reason
SEPTA of Philadelphia will inspect train-control signals made by the same company that made the signals on the Metro in D.C, where a possible signal malfunction is under investigation in the recent train crash.
Jun 26, 2009   The Philadelphia Inquirer
City streets need only few things to make them safe, according to the famous urbanist Jane Jacobs. She says safe streets need people walking around, places for them to go, things for them to do and other people for them to interact with. Simple as that. But Jane forgot one more thing: a sock full of quarters. Opinion
Oct 23, 2008   By Nate Berg
Most people have a highly distorted view of the risks they face, which skews their decisions and ultimately reduces their happiness. We live in one of the safest times and places in history, yet, many people live in constant fear, and respond in ways that actually reduce overall security. This is a major obstacle to efficient transportation, healthy living, and livable community. Opinion
Oct 7, 2008   By Todd Litman