California Daylighting Law Bans Parking Near Crosswalks
Limiting parking within 20 feet of intersections improves visibility and reduces collisions with pedestrians.
$817 Million Safe Streets Grants Include $25M for Detroit
The city plans to use the funds to make safety and accessibility improvements at bus stops.
Three-Quarters of U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Happen at Night
Unlike in comparable countries, U.S. pedestrians are most likely to die in traffic crashes during nighttime hours.
NYC Launches Daylighting Plan
The city will install visibility improvements at over 1,000 intersections to improve traffic safety.
A Little-Known Loophole Puts Cyclists at Risk
Crosswalk laws in most U.S. states don’t offer legal protections to people on bikes, scooters, or mobility devices.
Crosswalks Near NYC Schools More Dangerous Than Average
A child and a crossing guard were killed in school crosswalks within one week as the NYPD cuts crossing guard jobs.
Arlington Updates Crosswalk Laws to Align With State Law, Vision Zero
The county will now require drivers to come to a full stop when encountering pedestrians in a crosswalk.
Connecticut Launches Complete Streets Standards
The new policy calls for sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks on state roads and state-funded road projects.
Reforms Are Coming to American Road Design
The federal manual governing road design is getting an update. Will it encourage real progress toward road safety?
Tactical Urbanism Makes Strides in L.A.
A DIY urbanism group in Los Angeles has successfully prompted the city to install permanent crosswalks at dangerous intersections, despite the city’s insistence that the group’s do-it-yourself work is illegal.
Chicago Left Turn Traffic Calming Reduces Crashes
The city installed reflective posts and speed bumps at dangerous intersections to induce drivers to take left turns more slowly and carefully.
How Tactical Urbanism Succeeds Where Bureaucracy Fails
Making the case for do-it-yourself infrastructure.
Friday Funny: Crossing the Street? Good Luck!
The Onion says the quiet part out loud to illustrate the real philosophy behind many road safety strategies.
Opinion: California Jaywalking Law a Step in Right Direction
A new law doesn’t fully decriminalize jaywalking, but bars law enforcement from issuing citations to pedestrians when crossings aren’t ‘truly dangerous.’
Jaywalking Up for Decriminalization in Denver
Like other city and state leaders, Denver’s city council will weigh a proposal to decriminalize jaywalking in an effort to reduce interactions with law enforcement and improve transportation equity.
Report: Dallas Needs $54 Million in Sidewalk Ramps and Crosswalk Repairs
The city, which recently adopted a Vision Zero action plan, has one of the nation’s highest pedestrian fatality rates.
Study: Street Murals Can Prevent Crashes
An analysis of asphalt art around the country indicates that painted intersections and roads can dramatically improve pedestrian safety.
DIY Crosswalks Appear in Hollywood
A group claiming the city of Los Angeles fails to protect pedestrians is taking action on their own, painting a set of crosswalks at a busy residential intersection.
Atlanta Urges Tactical Urbanism To Speed Up Vision Zero Goals
The city's department of transportation has released a guide to help community groups implement low-cost 'tactical urbanism' projects.
Seattle Rule Change Makes it Easier to Add Crosswalks
Rather than looking at current pedestrian counts, the city will use a newly developed set of 'pedestrian generators' to evaluate the need for new painted crosswalks.
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