Transportation Engineers

Street Traffic

Latest Traffic Safety Data Adds Grim Death Count to an Already Tragic Year

The public health epidemic created by dangerous roads, dangerous cars, and dangerous drivers was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

June 8, 2021 - Curbed

Tennessee

Development Codes Have a Crucial Role in Traffic Safety

It's not enough to focus solely on the design and engineering of streets when looking for ways to improve traffic safety. The fruits of the planning profession must be held to account, too.

October 16, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Kids Crossing the Street

Debunking Traffic Safety Myths as Pedestrian Fatalities Increase

Angie Schmitt, former editor at Streetsblog USA, has written a new book about pedestrian fatalities, which works to dispel some of the myths about traffic safety in the United States.

September 9, 2020 - Curbed

Emergency Response

Some Fire Departments Are Supporting Change for the Sake of Safer Streets

A few pioneering fire departments are making room for safety (while demanding less space) on city streets.

May 30, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

SE 26th Ave Portland

Making Protected Bike Lanes the Design Standard

An institutional mandate isn't enough to make a design vision a reality. Portland is working on bringing its standards and guidelines in line with its ambition for protected bike lanes.

May 28, 2018 - Bike Portland

Sharrow

What's a Stroad and Why Do Stroads Matter?

An explainer post on that much-lamented feature of contemporary communities—the stroad.

October 31, 2017 - Strong Towns

U.S. Traffic Engineering Manual Closer to Adopting Bike Design Features

Bicycle facilities, such as contraflow lanes, extensions of bike lanes through intersections, and bike boxes, inched toward official approval from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

July 22, 2014 - Streetsblog USA

The Innovative Intersection Designs That Could Make Our Roads Safer

Not usually regarded for their outside the box thinking, transportation engineers have nevertheless come up with some radical ideas for improving the flow of traffic and reducing the potential for collisions at busy intersections.

January 27, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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