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Traffic Safety

2 days ago
Angie Schmitt and Charles T. Brown make nine arguments against the criminalization of jaywalking.
Bloomberg CityLab
4 days ago
So many highly anticipated bike facilities finally deliver only to fall short of real game changing status. Seattle provides the latest example of the phenomenon in the wild.
The Urbanist
4 days ago
New data on scooter safety highlights the ongoing need for cities and micromobility companies to figure out how to keep scooter riders safe in cities.
Smart Cities Dive
October 16, 2020, 7am PDT
The ITDP's new Pedestrians First tool describes why and how to improve walking conditions, and provides comprehensive analysis of walkability for 1000 cities.
Pedestrians First
October 16, 2020, 5am PDT
It's not enough to focus solely on the design and engineering of streets when looking for ways to improve traffic safety. The fruits of the planning profession must be held to account, too.
Streetsblog USA
October 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
A driver lost control of his SUV in San José, California this week, plowing into an outdoor dining area and killing one customer.
The Mercury News
October 14, 2020, 9am PDT
California's third most populous city has a new plan to add hundreds of miles of protected bike lanes.
San José Spotlight
October 14, 2020, 8am PDT
The first 20 mile per hour speed limit signs have been installed this week in the Twin Cities.
Pioneer Press
October 11, 2020, 5am PDT
Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition announced a new initiative designed to help cities achieve the potential of a new approach to street design.
Smart Growth America
October 8, 2020, 8am PDT
A video explainer of the notorious traffic law that explains why some cities have to raise speed limits to enforce traffic safety.
Grist
Blog post
October 5, 2020, 8am PDT
In Right of Way, Angie Schmitt explains why U.S. pedestrian fatalities have increased in recent years.
Michael Lewyn
October 5, 2020, 5am PDT
The National Highway Safety Administration released traffic safety data finding a huge spike in fatalities since the outset of the pandemic, but didn't mention the role of street design in traffic fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
October 2, 2020, 7am PDT
A new set of guidelines will help the media improve the accuracy of traffic safety coverage.
The Guardian
September 30, 2020, 11am PDT
A law passed in March allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs when conditions permit takes effect today in Washington State.
KUOW
September 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike and pedestrian deaths have been on the rise in D.C. despite a Vision Zero commitment. New legislation will pave the way for new infrastructure and safety improvements.
The Washington Post
September 21, 2020, 6am PDT
The broader safety implications of the death of Elaine Hertzberg after being struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle in Tempe is still being litigated. Last week, the back-up driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.
NPR
September 9, 2020, 12pm PDT
Angie Schmitt, former editor at Streetsblog USA, has written a new book about pedestrian fatalities, which works to dispel some of the myths about traffic safety in the United States.
Curbed
September 9, 2020, 6am PDT
A new requirement for the Virginia Department of Transportation took effect on July 1. The state's transportation planners and engineers now must study Transportation Demand Management as an approach to congestion management.
The Virginia Mercury
September 6, 2020, 11am PDT
Faulted for lack of attention to pedestrian and bike advocates, the Oregon Department of Transportation will soon have opportunities to redeem itself.
The Oregonian
September 4, 2020, 5am PDT
The headline of the latest foray of The Onion into the tragic world of traffic safety: "Conscientious SUV Shopper Just Wants Something That Will Kill Family In Other Car In Case Of Accident".
The Onion