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.

Dockless Bikesharing Companies are Testing New Approaches to Improve Equity

June 14, 2018 Dockless bike systems, launched in the U.S. in 2017, have spread to dozens of cities. In addition to providing a...

Three Takeaways from NTSB’s Preliminary Report on the First Fatal Automated Vehicle Crash

May 31, 2018 Two months after the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle in self-driving mode, the National...

Risk Assessment of Automated Vehicles: House Hearing on the Future of Insurance and AVs

May 24, 2018 Today, the safety risks associated with operating motor vehicles are so high that drivers are required to obtain some...

What Did Transit Advocates Get Wrong In Nashville?

May 8, 2018 Mass transit advocates in Nashville, Tennessee were dealt a crushing setback one week ago today when a referendum to...

Abandoned Patents Lead to Renewed Pressure for Further Safety Studies on Rapid Flashing Beacons

April 27, 2018  Nearly 6,000 pedestrians are estimated to have been killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2017, a number that...

The U.S. Dockless Mobility Experiment

April 27, 2018 Dockless bicycles and scooters have arrived. Since late 2017, several private companies have launched systems in...

Four Takeaways from Uber’s Big Launch Day

April 13, 2018 Uber announced Wednesday a series of new initiatives designed to work with cities in addressing challenges related to...

Integrating Dockless Bikeshare in your Community

Since 2010, in a growing number of cities across the United States, you can unlock a brightly-colored bike from a specialized dock,...

GHSA Releases Annual Report on Pedestrian Fatalities

March 2, 2018 Over the last decade, pedestrian deaths have been increasing both in number and as a share of all traffic fatalities...

Inside USDOT’s Campaign Against Drugged Driving

February 23, 2018 It has long been understood that there are three main factors that lead to most traffic deaths: alcohol, speeding,...

Who’s Responsible for Pedestrian Access to Mass Transit?

February 12, 2018 There is a mismatch between the ADA compliance of transit agencies of their vehicles and physical stations, and...

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

January 19, 2018 Data, as the saying goes, is the new oil. The private sector is constantly collecting and processing data to...

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