Traffic Safety

3 days ago
Three tractor trailers overturned in less than a month while navigating Spaghetti Junction in Louisville—the maze of twisting ramps and interchanges that sparked viral notoriety at the end of 2016.
WDRB
6 days ago
The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria's latest edition has new instructions for reporting the emerging sector of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
Blog post
August 9, 2017, 5am PDT
Chia-Yuan Yu and Minjie Xu guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
August 4, 2017, 8am PDT
The Los Angeles Times critiques the political culture in Los Angeles. In this case, it's the failure of a road diet project that provoked the criticism, but these lessons apply to the city's bicycle plans and homeless housing plans, too.
Los Angeles Times
August 4, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion's always-sardonic "American Voices" feature allows some totally fake people to respond to Honolulu's recent decision to make it illegal to text while crossing the street on foot.
The Onion
August 2, 2017, 9am PDT
A popular neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is looking for ways to make its main drag more pedestrian friendly.
Greater Greater Washington
July 28, 2017, 10am PDT
A high-profile controversy over a decision by the city of Los Angeles to remove a vehicle lane in either direction has finally come to an end. The vehicle lanes will be restored.
Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2017, 6am PDT
Streetsblog USA breaks the news of a major policy departure for the National Transportation Safety Board: speeding kills, and every level of government must do more to counter the problem.
Streetsblog USA
July 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Opponents of red light cameras have achieved a major victory against the Rahm Administration in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
June 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
At the dawn of automated vehicle technology, humans, and Americans in particular, should recall the shortcomings of past utopian visions.
Eno Transportation Weekly
June 26, 2017, 11am PDT
The Internet of Things is quickly taking over roads, even before cars start driving themselves en masse around the world.
The Detroit News
June 26, 2017, 7am PDT
Baltimore took a while to get rolling with new bike infrastructure projects, but now a new mayoral administration is rolling back recent projects around the city.
The Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2017, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin sent a clear message to commuters upset about traffic calming projects in his district: "We don’t have to lose one more precious life."
Los Angeles Council District 11
June 23, 2017, 5am PDT
Foreign tourists are taking to the streets of Japan dressed as Mario, Luigi, and more of their friends from the Nintendo universe.
The Wall Street Journal
June 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
June 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
E-commerce and its delivery trucks are a big problem for narrow streets, homes, and retailers that don't have loading docks.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
Chicago is following in the footsteps of cities around the country (a few years behind the pack) in adopting a Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2026.
Chi.Streetsblog
June 13, 2017, 7am PDT
Too often, the word "streamlined" is applied to transportation projects at the expense of safety and liveability. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) would like to switch that dynamic.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
June 12, 2017, 8am PDT
Complete streets policies are keeping planners busy across the country. An annual report features the best of the best when it comes to transforming city streets for the safety and activity of all users.
Next City
June 7, 2017, 11am PDT
In the wake of two terrorist attacks on London bridges that killed pedestrians, concrete barriers were installed on three crossings to prevent repeat rampages. The only problem is that they were installed in bicycle lanes.
London Evening Standard