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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Pedestrian safety

House Panel Probes Proposed Bills in Car Safety Hearing

July 26, 2019 – With over 40,000 deaths attributed to on and off-road related vehicle incident in 2017 and 2018, vehicle related fatalities has made itself a persistent problem in the United States. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on “Legislation to make cars in America Safer” on Wednesday, July 24.

Sidewalk Stakeholder Engagement and Underlying Equity Concerns

February 22, 2019 State DOTs, MPOs, and cities across the country have good examples of robust asset management systems and project prioritization methods for highways, local roads, transit projects, and freight projects, but examples of methodological pedestrian planning are rare.

Guest Op-Ed: New Mobility Advice for Cities

December 5, 2018 – The rapid introduction of micromobility, such as dockless scooters and bikes, in US cities is showing incredible promise to solve age-old city problems. While the permitting processes can be complex, here is a little advice for cities to consider on three critical areas.

2017 Highway Fatalities Down for First Time in Two Years

October 5, 2018 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the annual estimate of fatalities from highway accidents in the United States for calendar year 2017, showing that fatalities decreased slightly after two years of increases.

USDOT Launches New Data Initiative to Predict (and Maybe Prevent) Fatal Crashes

January 19, 2018 – On January 8, Derek Kan, the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, announced a new USDOT safety data initiative intended to merge 21st century data sets with the data that the department has been collecting for generations. If successful, this will break down the silos between its data sets to understand the factors that lead to fatal crashes and, in the process, learn how to predict and mitigate risks ahead of time.

Ahead of the Curb: The Case for Shared Use Mobility (SUM) Zones

January 18, 2017 – TNCs do not have a home on our streets, and freight vehicles do not have enough commercial loading zones and parking places to accommodate booming ecommerce. Enter Shared Use Mobility Zones (SUM Zones), a flexible curb management tool that can help cities reduce congestion, meet their mobility goals, adapt to emerging technologies, and even increase their revenue.

When Cycling Philosophies Collide: Furth Versus Forrester

There are two well-established camps when it comes to cycling infrastructure policy. The International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC) last month in Davis, California recently played host to a clash between these two philosophies.

Norms of Cycling Discussed at Velo-City Colloquium

June 23, 2017 – Delegates in the worlds of planning, engineering, and policy (as well as a few historians, architects, and enthusiasts) converged on the town of Nijmegen, The Netherlands last week for the 2017 The Velo-City Conference.

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