Pedestrian & Bicycle

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According to League of American Bicyclists, between 2005 and 2017, 84 percent of the 70 largest cities in the U.S. experienced a positive trend of bicycle commuting. In recent years there was also a modest increase in the percent of commuters who walk, averaged across all states and the largest cities. City planners and policymakers have begun to consider ways to safely accommodate increasing numbers of vulnerable active transportation road users. Some places have established goals for reaching a designated number of miles of protected bike lane networks, or else implement reduced speed limits within specific areas with the goal of improving safety.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities Reach Twenty-Year Highs in 2018

Earlier this week, NHTSA released updated statistics on traffic fatalities in 2018, along with an accompanying report highlighting key...

Conference Examines Equity Issues Around Bike-Ped Safety

The last week of August, members of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) met in Portland, OR for their...

Shared Scooters Can Be Good for the Environment… If You Remove the Automobile

August 15, 2019 Since the recent introduction of scooters, some cities have piloted or allowed them on all streets as a potential...

House Panel Probes Proposed Bills in Car Safety Hearing

With over 40,000 deaths attributed to on and off-road related vehicle incidents in 2017 and 2018, vehicle-related fatalities have made...

There’s No One Way to Build a Cycling City: Lessons from the Dutch and Danish

July 11, 2019 If you posed a question to someone on what culture represents the epitome of cycling, they are likely to respond with...

Op-Ed: The Nexus of AVs, Bikes, and Pedestrians: Similar Problems, Similar Solutions

June 19, 2019 As we near the end of this decade, the reality of autonomous vehicle (AV) has never felt more tangible. Low levels of...

Three Takeaways from the Lime Electric Scooter Education and Safety Summit

July 19, 2019 On July 11, Lime, the micromobility company, hosted policymakers, academic researchers, advocates, law enforcement...

Op-Ed: The Nexus of AVs, Bikes, and Pedestrians: Similar Problems, Similar Solutions

June 19, 2019 As we near the end of this decade, the reality of autonomous vehicle (AV) has never felt more tangible. Low levels of...

Two Wheels. Environment. People.

“Well, I've been 'fraid of changin' 'Cause I've built my life around you But time makes you bolder” – “Landslide”  by...

Sidewalk Stakeholder Engagement and Underlying Equity Concerns

State DOTs, MPOs, and cities across the country have good examples of robust asset management systems and project prioritization...

FHWA Nominee Enjoys Positive Reception at Confirmation Hearing

January 31, 2019 After more than two years without a Federal Highway Administrator, a confirmation hearing was held on Tuesday for...

2018 BUILD Grants Maintain Proportion of Projects With Active Transportation Elements

December 20, 2018 Last week USDOT announced $1.5 billion in BUILD surface transportation project funding, including many projects...

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