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Traffic Safety

April 8, 2021, 10am PDT
To reduce pedestrian deaths, we must restore their rights as primary street users, argues a former NYC traffic commissioner.
New York Daily News
April 8, 2021, 5am PDT
Hoboken has spent the past several years investing in new bike infrastructure, and traffic collisions of all kinds have since decreased.
StreetsBlog NYC
Feature
April 5, 2021, 5am PDT
By focusing on traffic safety, the Biden administration's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure has a chance to make good on its potential to shift the nation's infrastructure planning for the benefit of the people and the planet.
John Stout
March 29, 2021, 6am PDT
The new guidelines call for pedestrian and bike infrastructure as part of the design of new state-run projects.
Streetsblog Massachusetts
March 25, 2021, 8am PDT
The novel coronavirus wasn't the only public health risk spreading around the United States in 2020.
Governors Highway Safety Association
March 23, 2021, 11am PDT
A controversial road diet has faced disapproval from local business owners, but data shows a significant reduction in crashes and a minimal increase in congestion.
WFLA
March 22, 2021, 5am PDT
The locations with the largest increases of pedestrian activity during the pandemic year are all in Florida.
Smart Cities Dive
March 17, 2021, 11am PDT
The Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill that would allow localities to set speed limits as low as 15 miles per hour.
The Virginia Mercury
March 17, 2021, 8am PDT
The findings of a recent memo highlight the disproportionate effects of unsafe road conditions on low-income people and BIPOC communities.
Bike Portland
Feature
March 15, 2021, 12pm PDT
Even supporters of Vision Zero—a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities from roadways adopted by cities and states all over the United States—doubt that such lofty ambitions are possible. But there are plenty of reasons to believe in the cause.
Angie Schmitt
March 10, 2021, 11am PST
Dangerous by Design 2021 quantifies the transportation sector's ongoing neglect of the health and safety of people performing that basic human action of taking a walk.
Smart Growth USA
Blog post
March 9, 2021, 7am PST
One common scapegoat for rising pedestrian death rates is "distracted walking." But there is little reason to believe that smartphone-wielding pedestrians are a major cause of roadway carnage.
Michael Lewyn
March 4, 2021, 10am PST
The Portland Bureau of Transportation's annual traffic crash report highlights the city's slow progress towards its Vision Zero goal.
Bike Portland
March 2, 2021, 8am PST
"Purely an accident" is how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department characterized the one-person, single-vehicle rollover crash that severely injured golfing celebrity Tiger Woods on Feb. 23 while driving on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Los Angeles Times
February 25, 2021, 9am PST
The state legislature passed a bill calling for a study of the proposed law and its effects in other states.
The Washington Post
February 8, 2021, 6am PST
Arterial roads and poorly designed intersections pose significant threats to cyclist and pedestrian safety.
Outside Online
February 5, 2021, 6am PST
After the Twin Cities lowered speed limits in the urban core of the region in 2020, a trio of suburban cities are planning to follow. Two of the cities are planning to set some speed limits as low as 20 mph.
Star Tribune
February 2, 2021, 10am PST
Dangerous behaviors picked up during the early, low-traffic days of the pandemic are partly to blame.
The Washington Post
January 27, 2021, 5am PST
A new survey reveals broad support for a less car-centric approach to capital investment in the city of New York.
Gothamist
January 25, 2021, 6am PST
Three-foot passing rules are safe. Requiring drivers to change lanes to pass people on bikes are even safer.
The Virginia Mercury