At the same time that vehicular fatalities have ridden a decade-long decline in the U.S., a troubling trend has seen pedestrian fatalities increase. A $2 million U.S. DOT grant program will target 22 cities with acute pedestrian safety problems.
Aug 7, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
A study from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development shows that traffic fatalities across the world have reached an all-time low. However roads in the U.S. are less safe than in 28 other countries, including Serbia and Greece.
May 30, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
After a decade of steady declines in traffic-related fatalities in New York City, amid a focused effort to improve traffic safety, Robert Kolker examines why such deaths spiked upward of 23 percent in the past year.
Nov 28, 2012 New York Magazine
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