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Traffic Safety

2 days ago
An email survey of scooter riders in Salt Lake City would seem to make the case for more robust investment in high-quality active transportation infrastructure.
The Salt Lake Tribune
3 days ago
Minneapolis and St. Paul are celebrating their newfound local control on matters of traffic safety be reconsidering the speed limits on city-owned streets and roads.
MinnPost
3 days ago
So many subsidies ensure the dominance of the automobile in the daily live of the United States, it's hard to keep track of them all. Law Professor Greg Shill is keeping track, however.
THINK
3 days ago
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved the Better Market Street plan on October 15, 2019.
San Francisco Examiner
5 days ago
California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend vetoed a bill that would have required the state's department of transportation to consider public transit as well as bike and pedestrian infrastructure when planning projects on state-owned roads.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 11, 2019, 5am PDT
As the Federal Highway Administration continues its anti-painted crosswalk crusade, attracting new attention at the national level, cities are resisting the notion that rainbow crosswalks are a safety liability.
The New York Times
October 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
Private automobiles could be prohibited on San Francisco's primary downtown thoroughfare, and already-wide sidewalks could be extended and smoothed over. The Better Market Street project is ready for its close up.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Not one, not two, but three articles in the past week paint dire portraits of the world that cars have created.
The New York Times
October 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
Industry experts believe that 5G networks will allow trucking fleets to send more data and video from individual trucks to fleet managers.
Fleet Owner
October 1, 2019, 10am PDT
Colorado transportation officials are making plans for a major overhaul of a five-mile stretch of Interstate 25, one of Colorado’s busiest highway corridors.
The Denver Post
September 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
Distracted walking is never a great idea. But in New York City at least, texting while walking only led to 2 out of 534 pedestrian deaths from 2014 through 2017.
New York Daily News
September 27, 2019, 11am PDT
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States, but cities have been slow to implement effective policies and road design measures to change the trend.
Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2019, 9am PDT
It's not quite citywide speed limit reductions that some Vision Zero cities are implementing, but the city of Austin has approved a suite of speed limit changes.
KUT
September 22, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the most trusted and respected sources of news and opinion related to transportation planning in the United States is moving on from Streetsblog.
Streetsblog USA
September 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bloor Street didn't land on this billion-year old rock; the rock landed on Bloor Street.
Toronto Star
September 18, 2019, 7am PDT
A report on how to implement Vision Zero traffic safety improvements in the city of Minneapolis included an ambitious menu of options, including lower speed limits citywide.
Star Tribune
September 16, 2019, 7am PDT
Transportation planning will take on a much more safety-oriented focus according to the West Side Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plan announced last week.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 13, 2019, 10am PDT
AAA Wisconsin is trying to raise awareness about traffic safety as fatalities skyrocket in Wisconsin, outpacing a problem mirrored nationally.
Wisconsin Public Radio
September 10, 2019, 7am PDT
At least one of the country's largest cities has positive progress to report when it comes to reducing the number of people killed on streets.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 8, 2019, 7am PDT
A Vision Zero program in Los Angeles is memorializing the tragedies of traffic collisions at 100 locations around the city.
Los Angeles Times