Roadway Design

Crosswalk with pedestrians in front of four-story red brick buildings in New Haven, Connecticut

Opinion: Connecticut Vision Zero Bill A Step in the Right Direction

The proposed legislation could energize efforts to eliminate fatal crashes and fix the structural flaws that make roads inherently more dangerous.

February 3, 2023 - CT News Junkie

Blurred view from ground level of yellow center lines on asphalt street

How Design Guidelines Can Reduce Road Safety

Signs and markings designed for traffic control can make conditions less safe for pedestrians and other road users.

January 20, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Bollards

To Protect Pedestrians, Install More Bollards

Roadway designs protect drivers and construction workers with robust barriers. Why don't we protect pedestrians in the same way?

August 4, 2021 - Strong Towns

Fall Sprawl

Revised Requirements for Sidewalks and Bike Lanes at MassDOT

The new guidelines call for pedestrian and bike infrastructure as part of the design of new state-run projects.

March 29, 2021 - Streetsblog Massachusetts

Protected Bike Lane

Nation's Top Safety Board Recommends Protected Bike Lanes

The NTSB chair issued a stark warning on Nov. 5: "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not," stated Robert Sumwalt in introducing their first report in 47 years devoted to bike safety.

November 19, 2019 - National Transportation Safety Board

Eating and Driving

Design Solutions for Distracted Driving

A columnist explores how to create an environment that encourages focused, safe driving.

April 12, 2018 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

waterfront road in Paris transformed into pedestrian and lounging space

New Report Highlights the Many Benefits of Urban Walkability

"Cities Alive," an attractive new report by Arup, one of the world's largest engineering firm, highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking.

July 30, 2016 - Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World

End of the rainbow

Narrower Lanes, Safer Streets

A new study indicates that the safest urban streets have lanes that measure 10-10.5 feet wide. Narrower and wider lanes have higher crash frequencies, and wider lanes have higher crash severity.

June 2, 2015 - Streetsblog USA

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