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Traffic Safety

Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as smart growth and Transportation Demand Management (TDM). Blog Post
11 hours ago   By Todd Litman
State lawmakers in Oregon are the latest to consider a law that would require bikers riding at night to wear reflective clothing.
Mar 9, 2015   Bike Portland
The nation's largest automated red light enforcement program will get a trim. How much is mayoral election politics responsible for the change?
Mar 9, 2015   Chicago Tribune
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Randal O'Toole, who labels himself the "anti-planner" recently posted a blog, Light Rail Increasingly Dangerous, in which he estimates that light rail transit (LRT) causes 12.5 traffic fatalities per billion passenger-miles, compared with 4.9 for a Blog Post
Mar 5, 2015   By Todd Litman
Most states classify bicycles as "vehicles", and therefore bicyclists as "drivers" of vehicles. Practically what this means is: car rules are bike rules.
Feb 20, 2015   Community Builders
It wouldn't exactly mean cats and dogs living together, but what if technological innovations could make cars safer for pedestrians and bikers?
Feb 19, 2015   The Washington Post
Bike advocates will be pleased with the talk coming from the direction of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Jan 29, 2015   Streetsblog USA
The law enforcement results are in from the first year of Vision Zero policy in New York City.
Jan 27, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC
In more proof of how far perceived safety goes in establishing the speed of drivers, the California Highway Patrol is dealing with the unintended consequences of changes on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Jan 24, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
One town in Georgia recently conducted a public opinion poll finding that most of its 19,000-plus citizens support reduced speed limits on all city streets.
Jan 16, 2015   Decatur Metro
A new report by from the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ EMBARQ initiative provides evidence of the benefits of safe, well-designed BRT and bus priority systems.
Jan 15, 2015   The City Fix