Traffic Safety

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Former Toronto Planning Director Jennifer Keesmaat is responding to rising pedestrian and bike fatalities in the "Vision Zero" city with a series of calls for action.
The Toronto Star
June 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Members of the Phoenix Complete Streets Advisory Board say the city isn't living up to the promises of its complete streets policy.
Streetsblog USA
May 31, 2018, 7am PDT
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation set up a website to explain the new rules of the multi-modal road.
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
May 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A few pioneering fire departments are making room for safety (while demanding less space) on city streets.
Streetsblog USA
May 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The new law is billed as a pedestrian safety measure, which is just one of the problems with the law according to critics.
Dayton Daily News
May 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
To end traffic fatalities while still enabling urban mobility, cars will have to slow down and people will have to travel by other modes.
Medium
May 19, 2018, 9am PDT
It looks very likely that Scotland will take unprecedented action—and global leadership—in the name of traffic safety.
Price Tags
May 17, 2018, 5am PDT
A $1 million project to reduce vehicle lanes on Detroit's Jefferson Boulevard is designed to increase safety along the busy corridor.
Crain's Detroit Business
April 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Taking Vision Zero beyond the local level.
Curbed
April 23, 2018, 8am PDT
Allowing bikes on sidewalks pits cyclists against pedestrians, an advocate argues.
Crosscut
April 19, 2018, 12pm PDT
Florida’s incremental steps toward complete streets have saved thousands of lives, but still left it one of the most dangerous states to walk in.
Streetsblog USA
April 18, 2018, 6am PDT
A recent study from researchers at the University of Bologna adds to a growing body of evidence regarding their effects of laws that require bicyclists to wear high-visibility clothing.
Cycling Weekly
April 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Autonomous vehicles hold the potential to greatly reduce auto crashes. Advocates want them on the road as early as possible to reduce fatalities. Skeptics worry that the public will be guinea pigs during the testing—case in point: Elaine Herzberg.
San Francisco Chronicle
Blog post
March 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Planners must be realistic. Autonomous vehicles will probably provide smaller net benefits, including safety benefits, than optimists predict.
Todd Litman
March 21, 2018, 11am PDT
After viewing the videos taken by two cameras equipped in the Uber autonomous vehicle that fatally struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday, the chief concluded the crash was difficult to avoid. Also, lessons on the crash from David Leonhardt.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 19, 2018, 11am PDT
This is likely the first time a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving car.
The Arizona Republic
March 9, 2018, 1pm PST
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized by pedestrian safety activists and, when a driver ran a red light killing two young children, hundreds came out to confront the mayor in person.
The Village Voice
February 23, 2018, 5am PST
This might be one of those uncomfortable laughs.
xkcd
February 13, 2018, 11am PST
For the second time at the same railroad crossing in Atherton, California, a motorist followed his GPS navigation onto Caltrain tracks. In both cases, the motorists fled their vehicles before being hit by an oncoming train.
(Palo Alto) Daily Post
January 31, 2018, 6am PST
Giving pedestrians a head start at crosswalks is a simple fix that could save lots of lives. New York City has already seen a significant reduction in fatalities and injuries.
CityLab