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A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.
Urbanize Los Angeles
May 21, 2020, 8am PDT
Data from the National Safety Council show the first evidence that with fewer cars on the road during the pandemic, fatal collisions have actually been more common for every mile driven.
The Washington Post
May 15, 2020, 7am PDT
Some motorists see open roads as an opportunity for stress relief. Transportation officials urge motorists to slow down, citing dramatically increased rates of speeding since the onset of the pandemic.
The Washington Post
May 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp rescinded a controversial executive order allowing parents to approve teens for a driver's license after public outcry.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 10, 2020, 11am PDT
The temporary measures of the coronavirus pandemic are being made permanent fixtures on 20 miles of streets in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
May 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System released its preliminary estimates this week.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
May 1, 2020, 7am PDT
All teenagers need to pass a driver's test these days is parental approval.
Complex Media
April 29, 2020, 10am PDT
Vision Zero arrives in one of the country's most car-centric big cities.
Atlanta Intown
April 12, 2020, 5am PDT
With so few cars on the road, cars and buses are moving faster in New York City. Some drivers are going too fast, though.
The New York Times
April 9, 2020, 9am PDT
A hopeful forecast predicts that thousands of monthly traffic collisions will be avoided due to reduced vehicular travel during California’s shelter-in-place period.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
March 25, 2020, 10am PDT
Evidence-based research can help planners create truly healthy communities. No junk-science please.
Todd Litman
March 10, 2020, 6am PDT
So far in 2020, drivers have killed 15 pedestrians on Connecticut roads.
Hartford Courant
March 9, 2020, 7am PDT
Minneapolis and St. Paul are teaming up, with new authority granted by the State legislature, to lower speed limits in both cities.
Star Tribune
March 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Multiple studies have quantified the early results from a project in San Francisco that blocked most private automobile traffic from Market Street in the city's downtown.
Populus on Medium
March 2, 2020, 9am PST
A video explains the origin of the right of way concept that controls the flow of traffic through the public realm.
City Beautiful
February 25, 2020, 10am PST
The idea of blocking major streets to private automobiles is making advocates envious in cities that have yet to implement the idea. A petition is circulating to give the car-free treatment to Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
Billy Penn
February 23, 2020, 9am PST
An additional benefit of the 14th Street Busway project in Manhattan has emerged: greatly reduced traffic collision rates.
StreetsBlog NYC
February 19, 2020, 7am PST
Traffic safety initiatives must recognise that all vehicle travel imposes risks, and traffic reduction policies increase safety in addition to other benefits.
Action Vision Zero
Blog post
February 13, 2020, 5am PST
Many jurisdictions have vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction targets, intended to reduce congestion and pollution. They can also provide large but often overlooked traffic safety benefits.
Todd Litman
February 12, 2020, 12pm PST
In 2015, Austin, Texas adopted a Vision Zero goal to reach zero traffic fatalities.
Smart Cities Dive