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Traffic Safety

3 days ago
Lower speed limits make cities safer, more livable, and, in the long run, more functional.
CityLab
4 days ago
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is responding to a spate of fatalities on the streets of New York city. The question remains whether the city's will response will be effective in improving traffic safety.
Curbed New York
6 days ago
These researchers call for dangerous, large-sized SUVs to be removed from the road.
Forbes
6 days ago
New York City, which earlier this decade ago experienced wild controversy surrounding the addition of bike lanes and bikeshare to city streets, is once again faced with a battle of drivers versus bike lanes.
The New York Times
August 12, 2019, 6am PDT
An affluent suburb located north of Atlanta is asking pedestrians to play a role in traffic safety.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 8, 2019, 9am PDT
A fourth scooter-related fatality has the city of Atlanta taking drastic measures.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 7, 2019, 8am PDT
You've probably never seen anything like this before, but if you're a bike advocate, it probably still feels familiar.
The Boston Globe
August 4, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Minneapolis could achieve another first of land use regulation next week if the City Council votes to prohibit the construction of all drive-through facilities in the entire city.
Star Tribune
July 31, 2019, 12pm PDT
A proposal to paint three-dimensional crosswalks near schools, approved by the Cincinnati City Council, has been rejected by the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering.
WCPO
July 31, 2019, 8am PDT
Texas leads the nation in automobile-related deaths, and the state is considering spend a large amount of money to lower the number of fatalities on the state's highways.
Houston Chronicle
July 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Police are enforcing speed limits in the name of public safety in North Haledon, New jersey. Drivers are being urged to respect the speed limit.
The North Jersey Record
July 27, 2019, 7am PDT
Ohio transportation officials are taking extra precautions against rare, but deadly, instances of wrong way driving.
WCPO
July 26, 2019, 8am PDT
Vision Zero has tragically failed 17 people on bikes in New York City this year, and Mayor Bill de Blasio couldn't stick with the status quo any longer.
The New York Times
July 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
Colorful, engaging crosswalks aren’t the norm, but they’re popping up around the country. And while they aren’t in line with federal guidelines, they have transformed streets and intersections.
NPR
July 23, 2019, 5am PDT
While cars are still equated with freedom of mobility and personal liberty, they've also offered courts the chance to expand police powers in the public realm, time and time again.
The Atlantic
July 22, 2019, 9am PDT
No victim blaming or scooter shaming here. Two Atlanta politicians have responded to a recent tragedy by calling for more traffic safety improvements.
WSB-TV - Atlanta
July 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Philadelphia has a busy schedule of complete streets projects in the works. The city has a goal of building 20 miles of protected bike lanes by 2020.
City of Philadelphia
July 22, 2019, 5am PDT
Five self-driving car companies are currently operating in Pittsburgh, without much critical rigor in asking about the consequences of the technology to the city.
Streetsblog USA
July 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Toronto has gone back to the drawing board for more effective strategies and tactics for reducing traffic fatalities after its first attempt failed to produce any measurable results.
The Star
July 12, 2019, 6am PDT
New federal legislation would establish a national complete streets program.
Streetsblog USA