March 8, 2019, 1pm PST
Remember Elaine Herzberg, the 49-year-old woman who became the first pedestrian fatality due to an autonomous vehicle when she was hit last March by an Uber with a safety driver in Tempe, Ariz.? Prosecutors found no criminal liability.
January 18, 2019, 12pm PST
Rather than simply being punitive, the Dutch rail carrier is trying to find cost effective ways to collect fares and make riders feel welcome.
January 9, 2019, 11am PST
It could have been a multiple-vehicle fatal car crash—a driver fell asleep at the wheel driving 70 mph—but the outcome was two DUI charges.
October 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Alon Levy argues that the best path to traffic safety is through design rather than traffic law enforcement.
May 3, 2016, 10am PDT
A May Day march on Sunday that turned violent provided the opportunity for the Seattle Police Department to deploy its bike squad for crowd control, and in more ways than you might think.
June 16, 2014, 6am PDT
A Smart Growth America report put the spotlight on Orlando and the entire state of Florida as leading the nation in pedestrian deaths per capita. NPR investigate what is being done to lose the infamous title.
May 24, 2014, 11am PDT
What happens to law-enforcement budget (and, for that matter, municipal budgets) in a future of law-abiding driverless cars?
September 6, 2012, 9am PDT
What's a better way to ensure lower crime than to involve police directly in the planning process? One development in Washington, D.C. will do just that.
June 2, 2011, 9am PDT
Urban explorer and urban ethnographer Bradley L. Garrett argues that the act of urban exploration has become increasingly misunderstood, and misinterpreted through the lens of a recent popular fascination with ruin fetishism.
February 26, 2010, 1pm PST
The backlash against red-light cameras provide a cautionary tale for those who want to cut costs and raise revenue through technology.
August 24, 2009, 1pm PDT
In an odd twist of the urban vs. suburban debate, here's an interesting nuance - bank robbers are finding the open atmosphere of suburban banks to be more appealing than the bulletproof glass-protected tellers that one often sees in busy urban areas.
The New York Times - N.Y/Region
January 29, 2009, 1pm PST
County sheriff’s deputies seek to cut inmate transportation costs by utilizing the Metro Light Rail. Passenger safety concerns have obviously been raised.
August 20, 2008, 7am PDT
Denver is generally ready for the Democratic National Convention, but city officials have taken heat for security preparations.
June 5, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Washington, D.C. police decide to stop everyone entering a neighborhood that has seen 22 killings so far this year, including a recent triple homicide.</p>
March 28, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Miami may be the first American city to have its police force adopt Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to aid police in fighting crime, a development civil liberties groups are finding disconcerting.</p>
March 7, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>A traffic safety study released March 5 by the AAA highlights the enormous costs of traffic crashes, in terms of lives and dollars, to the U.S. The cost exceeds that of congestion while deaths amount to 117 daily.</p>