The Complexity Of Rural Roads

The changing nature of rural traffic demands new ways to improve safety.
September 3, 2004, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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There are more miles of rural roads than any other type of roadway in the U.S. transportation network, and it is on rural roads where the majority of fatal crashes—about 60 percent—occur... Just as people fled the cities for the suburbs 50 years ago, today more and more people are migrating to these "urban boundary rural" areas. In these areas, "economic growth, population growth, and transportation growth are tied to the urban center," according to the FHWA.

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Published on Thursday, September 2, 2004 in University Of California Transportation Center
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