Traffic Safety

A special investigation by the Chicago Tribune finds inconsistencies and errors with the city's "'Children's Safety Zone" initiative, which places speed camera near schools and parks.
Nov 18, 2015   Chicago Tribune
Streetsblog surveys the Texas cities adopting new standards of traffic safety as official policy.
Sep 25, 2015   Streetsblog USA
A Louisville case study of the findings and recommendations of the World Resource Institute's "Cities Safer By Design" report.
Sep 10, 2015   Broken Sidewalk
Open data can be a powerful tool for illustrating the risks to public safety that will have to be overcome as more cities adopt Vision Zero initiatives.
Sep 8, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
A pair of studies finds separate but related evidence that as more people are biking, more people are getting injured while biking. What to do about it is still under debate.
Sep 7, 2015   KPCC
For some reason, many drivers think "Share the Road" means bikers should stay out of their way.
Sep 4, 2015   Streetsblog USA
A study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on September 1 showed steep reductions in speeding in Montgomery County, Maryland, where speed cameras has been in effect since 2007, reducing fatalities and severity of injuries.
Sep 3, 2015   The Detroit News
Advocates say traffic safety data collection practices in Washington, D.C. don't meet national standards. They also say it will be hard for the District to meet its vision zero goal by 2024 if the problem persists.
Sep 3, 2015   WAMU
The headline chosen here summarizes the argument put forward by Vox's Joseph Stromberg, who believes that self-driving cars will be a serious upgrade over the average human driver.
Sep 2, 2015   Vox
Jeff Speck and Spencer Boomhower created a video to illustrate how road diets work.
Sep 1, 2015   CityLab
The state of Washington is finding that more and more fatal car crashes involve drivers under the influence of THC. But legal limbo, lack of research, and spotty detection makes the question of what to do very hard to answer.
Aug 29, 2015   Crosscut