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PBS New Hour takes a deep dive into the climbing number of pedestrian deaths in the United States—now at their highest level in almost three decades.
PBS News Hour
June 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Faced with rapidly deteriorating pedestrian safety statistics, Montgomery County in Maryland is getting to work on a new Pedestrian Plan, following closely on the heels of work completed for the county's Bicycle Master Plan.
Bethesda Magazine
Blog post
June 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Erick Guerra of the University of Pennsylvania writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research
JPER
June 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Minnesota is the latest state to enact fines for a law already on the books requiring slow drivers to merge right. As such laws gain popularity, it's time again to consider the sometimes counterintuitive facts of traffic safety.
Star Tribune
June 3, 2019, 10am PDT
The state of Texas decided to preempt local traffic safety laws by banning all red light camera programs.
KVUE
May 27, 2019, 9am PDT
San Francisco might follow the lead on New York City when it comes to right turns on red lights.
San Francisco Examiner
May 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Streetsblog has created a graph to track the progress of Vision Zero cities in reducing traffic fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
May 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Despite massive progress in building out new protected bike lanes, many communities are still coming up short with safety improvements at intersections, the location of most vehicle-bike conflicts.
Smart Cities Dive
May 22, 2019, 10am PDT
A new study considers urban form, roadway characteristics, traffic collisions, and fatalities in the Philadelphia region, to show that the densest parts of regions are the safest places to drive and walk.
PlanPhilly
May 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
Pedestrian fatalities are rising, and one city council candidate has had enough.
Cincinnati Enquirer
May 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took his mother to work on Sunday so she could join him in a panel where he signed life-saving, street safety legislation to reinstate and expand the school zone speed camera program in New York City.
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
May 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
Greater Greater Washington
May 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Road safety advocates, particularly those who promote walking and biking, have long understood the importance of language, such as using "crash" rather than "accident." Two new media studies shed more light on bias in media coverage of crashes.
Outside Online
May 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
A law recently passed by the Oregon State Legislature redefines the ontology of bike lanes.
The Oregonian
May 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of St. Petersburg is intended to improve safety for all users of streets—bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and drivers.
Smart Cities Dive
May 7, 2019, 6am PDT
Ontario Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek says it been too long since the province raised speed limits on many of its highways, despite the safety risks of speeding.
CBC News
May 5, 2019, 7am PDT
It might surprise people outside of Texas to hear about the progress of new, high quality bike infrastructure in the city of Houston.
Next City
April 30, 2019, 10am PDT
Vancouver wants to rein in traffic speeds as collisions take a rising toll on drivers and pedestrians in the city.
The Star Vancouver
April 29, 2019, 7am PDT
Internet observers noticed lots of videos of red Solo cups lining painted bike lanes in cities all over the country on Friday, April 26.
Streetsblog USA
April 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new study provides more evidence that people on bikes need more of a buffer from drivers in cars than a mere strip of paint can offer.
Streetsblog USA