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.

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...

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

January 18, 2017 Much ink has already been spilled about how the digital economy has transformed the way people and goods move...

Trump Signs Massive Tax Cut Bill into Law

December 22, 2017 Both chambers of Congress passed the massive tax cut legislation (H.R. 1) by party-line votes this week, and...

Final Tax Bill Preserves PABs, Kills Transportation Fringe Benefit Deduction for Employers

December 15, 2017 At 5:30 p.m. today, Congressional negotiators filed the final "conference report" version of the tax bill (H.R. 1)...

Tax Reform Bill Sent to House-Senate Conference

December 8, 2017 The House and Senate sent the $1.45 trillion tax reform bill (H.R. 1) to a House-Senate conference committee this...

Senate Panel Approves Tax Bill As Sequestration Fears Mount

November 21, 2017 After a grueling 24-hour markup session (spread over four days), the Senate Finance Committee on November 16...

House Passes $1.5T Tax Reform Bill as Senate Committee Markup Continues

November 16, 2017 The House of Representatives has passed a tax reform bill cutting total federal receipts by almost $1.5 trillion...

Tax Reform Bill Approved by House Committee; Senate Tax Plan Unveiled

November 10, 2017 (updated Nov. 15) Yesterday afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax reform and...

Local Transportation Funding Plans Largely Successful in This Week’s Elections

November 9, 2017 A bevy of proposals to increase transportation spending at the state and local level, either through new...

When Cycling Philosophies Collide: Furth Versus Forrester

October 6, 2017 There are two well-established camps when it comes to infrastructure for bicycles. On one side, there are...

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