Public Safety

Yesterday
Bikeshare programs were first introduced in the U.S. seven years ago. Outside Magazine investigates whether they "are actually benefiting cities and their residents."
Outside
November 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Chynoweth Avenue in San Jose, California is notorious for speeding, illegal dumping, and prostitution. The city's remedy includes a fairly comprehensive reconfiguration of the street and its infrastructure.
San Jose Mercury News
September 25, 2016, 7am PDT
Crude-by-rail opponents are hoping that Benicia's rejection of a proposed rail terminal for a Valero refinery will set a precedent: it was enabled by a U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision allowing the city to have the final word.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2016, 6am PDT
The IndyStar shines a light on the city of Indianapolis' neglect of its infrastructure.
Indystar
September 16, 2016, 8am PDT
The American Civil Liberties Union is not pleased with the potential civil rights infringement enacted by a new directive by Denver Parks and Recreation.
Fox31
June 10, 2016, 10am PDT
Indianapolis officials including Mayor Joe Hogsett gathered this week to celebrate the installation of the city's first new streetlight in 35 years.
Indianapolis Business Journal
June 6, 2016, 9am PDT
Pacific Standard shares news of a study that debunks a long-held assumption of public safety.
Pacific Standard
May 27, 2016, 9am PDT
A popular public meeting space in downtown Anchorage faces renovations due to claims of illegal activity. A now defunct water fountain feature has created conditions that some believe are unsafe with a need for more eyes on the street.
Alaska Dispatch News
May 24, 2016, 10am PDT
Call them crashes, collisions, even incidents, just don't call them 'accidents,' emphatically states Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the nation's premier traffic safety agency.
The New York Times
May 15, 2016, 9am PDT
After the local community board removed a protected bike lane from its plans for the redesign of Queens Boulevard, Mayor Bill de Blasio restored it, under the premise of saving lives.
New York Daily News
May 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine if the federal government treated road safety as seriously as it does transit safety.
City Observatory
May 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
An investigation by the Tampa Bay Times finds Walmart stores treating local police forces like their own personal security forces.
Tampa Bay Times
May 13, 2016, 9am PDT
As more people come to Downtown St. Paul to live and sightsee, foot traffic in the city's famous skyways has increased at later hours of the day and night. With that new traffic comes new concerns about public safety.
StarTribune
May 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
The headline from Politico's recent survey of mayors says it all: mayors fear that there will be more public health disasters like Flint to come if the nation doesn't coordinate to prioritize infrastructure.
Politico Magazine
April 12, 2016, 10am PDT
Call it the low-hanging fruit of traffic safety: a number of states around the country post traffic fatality figures on the message boards posted along highways. Questions remain whether such safety campaigns actually work.
CityLab
February 27, 2016, 5am PST
Despite its insistence that the technology would only target criminals, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) should reconsider using facial recognition software to address crime. The potential for abuse may be too high.
The Dallas Morning News
December 31, 2015, 9am PST
National leaders in China have recognized urban challenges like pollution and public safety as threats to residents of the country's cities, and have released a policy statement to begin a new era of urban policies.
China Daily
November 3, 2015, 10am PST
The 'Vision Zero' movement to eliminate pedestrian deaths is fantastic. It is helping cities around the world create better, safer streets. The name and its embrace of absolutes dooms cities to failure.
California Planning & Development Report
September 9, 2015, 11am PDT
Mobility Plan 2035, a visionary plan to get Angelenos out of their cars, attracted the attention of The New York Times. The plan calls for using road diets and transit-only lanes to replace auto trips with bike and bus trips, but many are skeptical.
The New York Times
July 24, 2015, 2pm PDT
A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
Motherboard