Traffic Calming

Blog post
March 3, 2019, 1pm PST
In 2017, New York's highest court held that cities could be held liable for failure to adopt traffic calming policies. Why hasn't this ruling led to safer streets?
Michael Lewyn
March 2, 2019, 7am PST
The work of the Portland Bureau of Transportation on NE Tillamook Street is a perfect example of how a little bit of money can go a long way for traffic safety.
Bike Portland
February 20, 2019, 8am PST
Five blocks in Pittsburgh's Historic Produce Terminal Strip District will gain wider sidewalks, public spaces, and traffic calming according to a recently released final design concept.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 28, 2019, 6am PST
"Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people."
Fast Company
October 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Austin scooter traffic is rising, so why not make room for them?
Austin On Your Feet
September 26, 2018, 7am PDT
Volunteers in Cleveland suburb, Euclid, undertook a traffic calming and beautification project on one of the city's downtown streets.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
August 10, 2018, 11am PDT
Vancouver combined environmental goals and traffic safety goals.
Sightline Institute
May 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Concerns about congestion or parking aren't the only obstacles to street reconfiguration projects intended to improve traffic safety.
Greater Greater Washington
March 21, 2018, 10am PDT
The Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Board pushes against a proposed bill that increases City Council oversight of new bike lanes. Traffic calming, the Inquirer argues, requires a citywide approach.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
March 6, 2018, 8am PST
A proposed bill in the California State Assembly would make it easier for local jurisdictions to set lower speed limits, sidestepping the controversial 85th percentile rule.
Streetsblog California
November 28, 2017, 1pm PST
The university wanted to limit a section of Bigelow Boulevard to pedestrians, but the city pushed for a compromise: better crosswalks and traffic calming features. Now the challenge is finding the funds.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 22, 2017, 8am PST
An administrator for the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration informed the city of Lexington that its rainbow crosswalk does not meet federal safety standards.
Lexington Herald Leader
June 23, 2017, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin sent a clear message to commuters upset about traffic calming projects in his district: "We don’t have to lose one more precious life."
Los Angeles Council District 11
April 12, 2017, 10am PDT
A how-to guide for concerned citizens and tactical urbanists interested in slowing down traffic in their community.
Strong Towns
January 6, 2017, 6am PST
Traffic safety and Vision Zero advocates scored a major victory recently at the New York Court of Appeals.
StreetsBlog NYC
August 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Dallas City Council approved a road diet for Knox Street in Dallas, where 1,000 residential units are under construction on an already thriving commercial corridor.
Dallas News
June 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The forced slow-and-go caused by speed humps may have the unintended consequences of increasing the release of the tiny particles that have proven harmful to health within a concentrated area.
The Telegraph U.K.
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
The Boston Globe
March 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Citing pedestrian and cyclist casualties, the Scottish capital will reduce speed limits on 80 percent of its streets to a mere 20 mph. Backers are pushing for additional complete streets improvements.
Next City
October 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
Too often, street-side parklets become little more than semi-private patios for the businesses that sponsor them. Pavement parks, replacing dangerous intersections, may be a more worthwhile option.
Next City