After six consecutive years of decline, traffic deaths are rising dramatically across America, reports Ashley Halsey III.
Oct 3, 2012 The Washington Post
Despite years of consistent decline, and a variety of efforts aimed at improving safety, traffic fatalities spiked by 23 percent last year in New York City. Matt Flegenheimer examines what may be causing the increase.
Sep 26, 2012 The New York Times
A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post
comparing the safety of inner suburbs and outer suburbs. (See http://www.planetizen.com/node/56468
Jul 15, 2012 By
As cycling expands rapidly in the second-most dense city in America, the infrastructure to support this growth has not kept up, inflaming tensions over the ownership of public space, reports Maria L. La Ganga
Jun 18, 2012 Los Angeles Times
Sarah Goodyear reports on the Windy City's ambitious plan to eliminate all traffic fatalities in the city within 10 years.
May 29, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
William Lucy of the University of Virginia has written
extensively on the question of whether outer suburbs are safer than cities or
inner suburbs; he argues, based on traffic fatality data, that outer suburbs are
certainly less safe than inner suburbs, and maybe even less safe than Opinion
Apr 29, 2012 By
Sarah Goodyear offers a brief history of urban development in postwar Europe, and tells of just how close the bicycle capitals of the West came to putting cars before people.
Apr 28, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Atlantic Cities offers a review of ten of the worst urban transportation failures to take place in American cities in 2011.
Dec 30, 2011 Atlantic Cities
The FHWA says that 40% of all traffic accidents happen at intersections, and many of those are caused by left turns. A new type of intersection called the "diverging diamond" takes left turns out of the picture.
Oct 12, 2011 Slate
A new study of federal data on fatalities per 100,000 people and per 100 million miles driven finds significant differences in urban and rural roads.
Jan 27, 2011 USA Today