Pedestrian & Bicycle

Issues & Modes / Pedestrian & Bicycle

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.

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...

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Treatments Lack Data for Implementation Decision-Making

December 5, 2018 Bicyclists and pedestrians are often classified as “vulnerable road users” due to the higher probability of...

Op-Ed: Remembering George H.W. Bush and the ADA

December 5, 2018 As the nation paused for the funeral of President George Herbert Walker Bush, his lasting mark on our...

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...

New AV START Discussion Draft Addresses Some Stakeholder Concerns

December 5, 2018 (amended Dec. 7) The AV START bill (S. 1885), providing the first federal framework for addressing autonomous...

How Did Different Transportation Modes Fare at the Ballot Box?

Updated December 5, 2018 *This article is being updated. Check back soon for the final 2018 numbers. Voters approved far more...

Eno Staff Favorites from 57 Years of TQ

November 2, 2018 With the related announcement that the Eno Center has finally put the entire 57-year run of Traffic Quarterly...

Op-Ed: Addressing the Current and Future Challenges of Public Transit

October 25, 2018 Last week I was invited to speak at and participate in the Minnesota-Wisconsin Public Transportation Conference and...

Op-Ed: Cities are Looking to Change the “Rules of the Road”

October 25, 2018 This week, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration announced a number of plans to rethink the flow of...

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...

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