NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Decline for Fifth Straight Quarter
Traffic deaths were 3.3 percent lower in the first half of 2023 than the same period last year, but not all states saw the same results.
Arlington Updates Crosswalk Laws to Align With State Law, Vision Zero
The county will now require drivers to come to a full stop when encountering pedestrians in a crosswalk.
Connecticut Launches Complete Streets Standards
The new policy calls for sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks on state roads and state-funded road projects.
A Vision Zero Plan for Napa Valley
The regional transportation agency released a Vision Zero that will guide a ‘Safe Systems’ approach to improving road safety.
Sheboygan Developing Complete Streets Plan
Local efforts kickstarted by a federal grant are culminating in a Vision Zero plan.
Reforms Are Coming to American Road Design
The federal manual governing road design is getting an update. Will it encourage real progress toward road safety?
San Francisco Will Lower Speed Limits on 23 Streets
A 2021 state law allows cities to reduce speed limits next to ‘business activity districts.’
What's Incomplete About Complete Streets?
Although hundreds of states and local governments have adopted Complete Streets policies, American streets keep getting more dangerous for walkers and cyclists. What's missing from Complete Streets policies?
D.C. Road Safety Campaign Will Target Drivers With Dangerous Records
A pilot program will send letters and text messages directly to drivers with histories of speeding and reckless driving warning them of the increased risk for themselves and others.
New York Bill Would Raise Fees on Heavy SUVs
The proposed fee hike would more accurately reflect the increased risk to pedestrians posed by heavier vehicles.
2022 Deadliest Year for Pedestrians in Four Decades
Pedestrian deaths reached a four-decade high last year, signaling the failure of Vision Zero policies in most U.S. cities.
Beyond PSAs: Making Traffic Safety Outreach More Effective
Streetsblog surveyed readers about how road safety education can be made better.
Experts: Vision Zero Requires Far-Reaching Investment, Culture Shift
Road safety advocates say the 2021 infrastructure bill doesn’t fully commit to its stated goals to help cities eliminate pedestrian and cyclist deaths.
Report: Austin’s State Roads Deadlier Than City Roads
Traffic fatalities and serious injuries grew on state-owned roads in the Texas capital, even as city-owned streets saw death rates plateau.
Boston Launches ‘Safety Surge’ Traffic Calming Initiative
The new program targets neighborhood streets for safety improvements such as speed humps and intersection redesigns.
FHA Issues New Pedestrian, Bike, Micromobility Guidance
The updated federal guidelines incorporate new policies created in the 2021 infrastructure law.
Essay: How Poor Pedestrian Planning Harms Families
A lack of safe bike and pedestrian infrastructure can drive young families away from places that don’t accommodate car-free residents.
Virginia DOT To Reduce Speed Limit on Richmond Highway
The Alexandria-to-Mount Vernon corridor has one of the highest crash rates on the roadway.
How Cities are Spending Safe Streets Funds
New federal grant programs are injecting millions of dollars into road safety projects in an effort to stem the alarming growth of traffic deaths on U.S. roads.
Report: Racial Gap in Traffic Deaths Persists
Communities of color have significantly higher rates of traffic fatalities, according to federal research.
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