April 14, 2020, 8am PDT
Many people assume that infectious disease risks make cities dangerous, but this is generally untrue. Other factors have more effect on pandemic risk and mortality rates, making cities safer and healthier than rural areas overall.
October 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
Findings from a new study about the mobility needs and concerns of women in Los Angeles will inform future initiatives and planning.
March 17, 2019, 7am PDT
The Safe & the City app uses data to help women find the safest routes in cities.
January 12, 2019, 9am PST
Ride-hailing company Beat hopes its dedicated safety team and linked accounts service will make its service attractive to women in Mexico’s capital.
October 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The deadliest transportation accident in recent years has some asking whether more can be done to regulate modified vehicles, including limos.
October 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
Motorists tend to look out for hazards they expect. If tiny vehicles proliferate, including electric scooters, greater safety will follow.
April 20, 2018, 7am PDT
The Federal Transit Administration cannot award funds to states that don’t have federally approved safety-monitoring programs in place. On Monday, the agency warned a number of states that they needed prove they've undertaken these programs.
November 14, 2017, 2pm PST
Traffic officials around the world are testing 3-D crosswalks in hopes of slowing traffic, and having some success
February 2, 2017, 7am PST
Taking the bus might not feel as comfortable as going by car, but according to this research from Montreal, it's safer.
January 24, 2017, 1pm PST
From the mid-19th century to the early 1980s, playgrounds were designed public spaces that would likely horrify parents today. Swiss urban planner Gabriela Burkhalter has studied how these public spaces have evolved over the years.
December 18, 2016, 1pm PST
Men are often overrepresented in consultations about how city facilities are built. To account for this, planners need to seek out women's comments and look for ways to better serve them, argues Alexander Starritt.
August 8, 2016, 12pm PDT
There's a difference between designing for safety and designing for fear.
October 26, 2015, 2pm PDT
After first launching its program in the Spring, law enforcement and Metro are reminding riders to report instances of sexual harassment on trains and buses
The Source (Metro's blog)
January 18, 2015, 7am PST
A post by the World Band surveys efforts around the world to mainstream gender on public transport—an effort challenged substantially by continued risks to the safety of women.
January 6, 2014, 8am PST
Throughout North America's auto-oriented suburbs, front-facing garages are a common feature of home design. According to Brent Toderian, that design decision has a significant impact on speeding and the quality of neighborhoods.
Huffington Post British Columbia
November 28, 2013, 9am PST
When millions of Americans venture forth from their food comas tomorrow to their nearest mall, the shopping environment may have changed from last year. By design, most shoppers are unlikely to notice the increased security measures.
October 31, 2013, 3am PDT
Contrary to popular assumptions, large, transit-oriented cities have lower crime rates than smaller, automobile-oriented cities. Jane Jacobs was right! This column discusses this phenomenon and its implications for transport and land use planning.
September 28, 2013, 5am PDT
The increase in vehicular speeds, removal of street hawkers, and addition of gated neighborhoods are all seen as contributing to a rise in crimes against women in New Delhi and other Indian cities. How can planning and design reverse this trend?
August 1, 2013, 11am PDT
Strapped for cash, cities across the US have decided to save money by turning off street lights. An investigative series documents the effect of all those darkened lights on crime and economic development in San Diego - home to a $30 million backlog.
July 31, 2013, 12pm PDT
Utilizing an online tool that compares images from Google Street View, researchers have built a better understanding of the 'small, often imperceptible reasons' that make some streets and places feel safer than others.