Traffic Safety

5 days ago
More scathing satire from The Onion, which continues a long history of dissecting the priorities of society as reflected in the built environment and the public realm.
The Onion
November 12, 2018, 8am PST
Safety advocates in Halifax, Nova Scotia have installed crosswalk flags at over 150 crosswalks in the city. The question is whether the flags make anyone safer.
The Globe and Mail
October 25, 2018, 8am PDT
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed a slew of traffic safety changes, some of which could go into effect in early 2019.
Greater Greater Washington
October 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
These aren't the ride-hailing outcomes we were promised.
ProMarket
October 21, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study sheds light on what actually convinces drivers to slow down and stop for pedestrians.
Streetsblog USA
October 20, 2018, 9am PDT
A safety-minded street reconfiguration overcame opposition in San Francisco thanks to strong political leadership.
San Francisco Examiner
October 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Complete streets supporters see multiple benefits from prioritizing non-automobile users of the public right of way.
Baltimore Sun
October 15, 2018, 5am PDT
Getting serious about mobility and traffic safety in the City of Brotherly Love.
Smart Cities Dive
October 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The deadliest transportation accident in recent years has some asking whether more can be done to regulate modified vehicles, including limos.
NPR
October 10, 2018, 6am PDT
Construction unions fought for electronic enforcement, citing high fatalities in work zones.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 4, 2018, 5am PDT
A proposed law in New York City wants to make sure construction doesn't impede the safe flow of bicycle traffic—the benefit could include better gender representation.
AM New York
October 3, 2018, 6am PDT
Making a speeding ticket a lot more expensive might convince drivers to slow down.
WJLA
September 28, 2018, 2pm PDT
Recent electric scooter news is defined by tragedy.
Planetizen
September 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
The program’s outcomes in different cities show varying levels of success and some failures.
The Guardian
September 10, 2018, 8am PDT
A feature article at the major local daily newspaper in Houston tackles traffic safety and puts the onus on engineers, police, and politicians to come to terms with the destruction they've wrought.
Houston Chronicle
September 4, 2018, 5am PDT
A new study concludes that not only is transit a safer way to travel, but communities oriented around transit are also safer. As a result, planning approaches that encourage transit also increase traffic safety.
Streetsblog USA
August 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
With the popularity of electric scooters, it seems like non-automobile travel is gaining a large new constituency. Making room for scooters raises big questions of infrastructure that might not be answered first by nomenclature.
Human Transit
August 22, 2018, 9am PDT
The media coverage of a tragic crash in Cleveland shows how long of a leash drivers and street design get in the debate about traffic safety and the public realm.
Streetsblog USA
August 20, 2018, 10am PDT
Autonomous vehicle technology is no longer enjoying an uncritical reception. Skepticism, it seems, is becoming a more common response to the idea of setting robot cars free on the streets.
Bloomberg
August 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
The AV Start Act (S. 1885, Thune) is making its way through the U.S. Senate. Critics say the bill will rush autonomous vehicles to the market, and to the streets, without safety regulations.
Streetsblog USA