The Federal Highway Administration may put an end to rules mandating wide lanes and "clear zones," making it easier to implement complete streets.
Oct 16, 2015 Streetsblog USA
Americans are driving more, again. Streetsblog dares to challenges the Federal Highway Administration on whether that's data worth celebrating.
Aug 26, 2015 Streetsblog USA
Roundabouts, not to be confused with traffic circles, are becoming popular throughout the United States. The Bronx will get the first one in NYC. The insurance industry and FHWA consider them far safer than traffic lights and stop signs.
Aug 3, 2015 The New York Times - Wheels
The federal government surveyed the country to recognize the best (multi-modal) transportation planning projects.
Jul 24, 2015 Fast Lane (DOT blog)
Following a "Mayors Challenge" for bike safety by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a "Road Diets" report, providing a geographical diverse collection of case studies.
Jun 12, 2015 Publicola
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on May 18 announced new guidelines for the planning and design of separated bike lanes.
May 19, 2015 Federal Highway Administration
The parking-protected bike lane on Reseda Boulevard in the Northridge neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles opened to bicycles on April 2. Also, Detroit broke ground on its first protected bike lanes—with or without the parking protection.
Apr 6, 2015 Streetsblog LA
Peak VMT reportedly occurred in 2007, but that may not stand long according to updated DOT estimates of 2013 travel. According to the data, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles. Another finding is the large increase in number of vehicles.
Mar 1, 2015 U.S. DOT: Office of Public Affairs
After five deaths, several states have stopped installing FHWA-approved guardrails which have been said "to turn into spears" when hit by vehicles. An Oct. 20 jury verdict awarded $175 million to a whistleblower to be paid by the rail manufacturer.
Oct 23, 2014 The New York Times
In a major policy departure for federal level bureaucracy, the Federal Highway Administration is developing guidance for the design and engineering of protected bike lanes in two separate policy documents
Sep 24, 2014 Streetsblog USA