Road Safety

Street view of 4th Avenue, a commercial street of shops and restaurants through the city center of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Study: Seattle Vision Zero Projects Not Bad for Business

An analysis of seven road safety project sites showed no negative economic impact on surrounding businesses.

February 29, 2024 - UW News

Yellow 'Yield to pedestrians' sign with graphic sign of person walking across street.

Pedestrian Deaths Tick Down — But Rose 58 Percent in the Last Decade

Road fatalities fell by a meager 4 percent in the first half of 2023.

February 27, 2024 - Governors Highway Safety Association

Man on bike rides next to parked cars.

Opinion: How Vehicle-to-Everything Tech Can Protect Cyclists

The technology could enable cars and bikes to communicate and reduce collisions.

February 22, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

Close-up of 'No Right Turn on Red' sign in San Francisco, California.

Denver Road Safety Advocates Call for Banning Right Turns on Red

The city could join others that have ended the practice, which contributes to the high number of pedestrian deaths.

February 20, 2024 - ABC 7

White bike helmet lies upturned on a road with red bicylce underneath the front of a far in the background.

Florida Is the Deadliest State for Cyclists

Seven of the 10 U.S. counties with the highest cyclist fatality rates are located in Florida, new analysis shows.

February 20, 2024 - The Guardian

An adult man, stopped on a Seattle, Washington street corner, preparing for a rainy morning bike commute.

Seattle Mobility Advocates Say City Should Triple Transportation Levy

A measure set to go before voters in November will fund road safety and mobility projects, but advocates say a much bigger investment is required to meet the city’s needs.

February 19, 2024 - The Urbanist

Close-up shot of Hollywood Blvd street sign and pedestrian crossing signal with red 'Don't walk' hand lit.

Billboard Highlights LA’s Pedestrian Safety Crisis

According to road safety advocates, more pedestrians died on one Los Angeles street than in the entire state of Vermont in 2022.

February 19, 2024 - Business Insider

Close-up of green and white Bike Route sign with arrow in California.

California Issues Complete Streets Guidelines

The new guidelines are a start, but will local districts enforce them?

February 12, 2024 - Streetsblog California

Close-up of Bike Lane Closed sign on street in downtown Los Angeles with orange traffic cones blocking lane in background.

LA’s Mobility Plan Implementation Up to Voters

A measure on the local ballot in March could force the city to implement its own mobility plan, which city officials call “a guide, not a mandate.”

February 7, 2024 - Los Angeles Times

Cyclists in bike lane with red streetcar in background on urban street.

Study: Bike Infrastructure Makes Roads Safer for All

Higher cycling rates are associated with significantly lower traffic deaths.

February 6, 2024 - Momentum Magazine

Group of children crossing a street with a crossing guard holding up red Stop sign.

USDOT Launches AI Initiative for Complete Streets

The agency will distribute $15 million for the development of AI applications that further safe transportation infrastructure.

February 6, 2024 - Nextgov

Low close-up of salt sprinkled on asphalt road in winter with person walking and car in background.

Minnesota Advocates Propose Tools to Limit Road Salt Use

Winter-oriented road design can limit the amount of polluting chloride used on the state’s roads to mitigate winter conditions.

February 5, 2024 - MPR News

Overhead view of white Waymo self-driving car in San Francisco, California with shared bikes and scooters visible on adjacent sidewalk.

An Approach for Managing the Risks of Autonomous Cars

As ‘robotaxis’ and other autonomous vehicles make their way onto American streets, cities can take proactive steps to mitigate risks and balance the benefits and challenges of new technology.

February 4, 2024 - Governing

55 miles per hour speed limit sign.

A Long-Lost Federal Speed Limit Rule Would Save Thousands of Lives

After the federal government set maximum highway speed limits at 55 miles per hour, states spent decades undermining the rule.

February 1, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

Low close-up of front of large parked pick-up truck.

Study Zeroes in on Dangers of Taller Vehicles

Taller hoods are a major contributor to crashes that kill pedestrians.

January 26, 2024 - Wired

70 mph speed limit sign with bullet holes on southwestern highway with desert mountains in background.

California Bill Would Require Speed Governors on Cars

The legislation would call for speed-limiting technology on cars made and sold in the state that would keep speeds to no more than 10 miles over the posted speed limit.

January 25, 2024 - San Francisco Chronicle

Green separated bike lane in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Road Safety Efforts Pay Off

The city’s Vision Zero initiative, bolstered by federal Safe Streets funds, has led to a significant drop in traffic deaths.

January 24, 2024 - Tampa Free Press

White and blue police SUV pulling over small white sedan in front of 45 mph speed limit sign.

Busting a Common Myth About Speeding

Drivers sometimes defend speeding by arguing that it is safe as long as other drivers are also speeding. This argument only makes sense in the context of a limited-access highway.

January 23, 2024 - Michael Lewyn

Rural road at night.

Bringing Complete Streets to Rural Communities

With nearly half of U.S. road deaths occurring on rural roads, the Complete Streets approach offers a safer way forward, but few towns are taking it on.

January 22, 2024 - Smart Growth America

View of Washington state capitol dome in Olympia, Washington at golden hour.

Washington State Transportation Budget Must Weigh Megaprojects, Maintenance

Major infrastructure projects face ballooning costs, putting basic maintenance and safety upgrade projects on the back burner.

January 18, 2024 - The Urbanist

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