RICHARD FLORIDA Safety advocates have long complained that media outlets tend to blame pedestrians and cyclists who are hit by cars. Research suggests they’re right. Since 2013, deaths among pedestrians and cyclists on U.S. roads have risen by nearly 30 percent and 14 percent respectively. Yet the … Continue reading How Media Coverage of Car Crashes Downplays the Role of Drivers
SARAH GOODYEAR JUN 29, 2015 BSMART helps the Chattanooga police give the local three-foot passing law some teeth. Maybe your state is one of the more than two dozen around the U.S. with what is known as a three-foot passing law—a provision that requires drivers to give … Continue reading A Nifty Device to Stop Cars From Driving Too Close to Bikes
JANUARY 30, 2018 BY ROBERT STEUTEVILLE Today, we’re sharing a success story that shows how a narrower, slower street can benefit local businesses and residents alike by creating a safer, more people-oriented atmosphere. This case study was originally written for the Institute for Transportation Engineers book, Implementing Context … Continue reading ROAD DIET BRIDGES A BARRIER, BOOSTS SAFETY
SARAH GOODYEAR – OCT 23, 2015 Oakland tries a makeover for the humble sharrow. Consider, if you will, the lowly sharrow. This awkwardly named symbol, painted in bright white on asphalt, combines a bicycle and an arrow. It’s intended to indicate that a lane should be … Continue reading Can the Least-Loved Bike Infrastructure Be Improved?
I have wondered this my entire life! What a fantastical read … By Justin Davidson Perhaps you’ve been stuck behind the wheel on a city street, cursing your fellow drivers and feeling tempted to abandon your ride and hoof it the rest of the way. … Continue reading 10 mph Moving Sidewalks Could Make Crosstown Buses Obsolete
BY JESSICA WILLIAMS Mayor Mitch Landrieu has proposed doubling the number of traffic cameras in New Orleans next year, a move he says should reduce dangerous driving in school zones and on busy streets. But a report Wednesday from Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux suggests there … Continue reading Blown red lights don’t represent biggest danger for pedestrians in New Orleans, report says
Claudia Dreifus –A CONVERSATION WITH SEPT. 12, 2016 Edward Humes, 59, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose latest book, “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation,” is a wide-ranging look at the planes, trains and cars that Americans have chosen to rely … Continue reading Edward Humes on How Transportation Overkill Is Killing Us