Traffic Fatalities

A World Research Institute report offers seven prescriptions for designing safer cities. At the top of the list: avoid sprawl.
6 days ago   Motherboard
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 ) Blog Post
Jul 15, 2012   By Michael Lewyn
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 Blog Post
Apr 29, 2012   By Michael Lewyn
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
Traffic deaths are down almost 10% for last year- in fact, they haven't been this low since 1950. Why?
Sep 9, 2010   CNN-Money
Blueprint America reports from suburban Atlanta, where getting to the other side of the road is nothing to take for granted.
Jul 28, 2010   PBS - Blueprint America