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.

The United States Should Go Dutch—In Roadway Policy and Design

Children in the United States learn to ride a bicycle between anywhere from age 3 to 8. But where a child lives can either encourage or...

Interview with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel

ETW recently spoke with Nat Parker, CEO of moovel, a Daimler-owned company that is works with city agencies to expand residents’...

Why Isn’t the Transportation Sector More Engaged in Student Transportation?

The largest mass transit system in the country isn’t commercial bus, train, or air service — or even all those systems combined....

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...

Editorial: How to Certify the Safety of Automated Vehicles

May 11, 2017 Companies developing automated vehicle (AV) technology are promising a more efficient and safer transportation system....

Communities Can Benefit from Autonomous Vehicles with Fast Action Planning

Kelley Coyner and Lisa Nisenson led the capstone session of Eno’s Capital Convergence, Taking it to the Streets: Creating the...

Let’s Be Real About Transportation and Technology

January 18, 2017 Over the past few weeks, the transportation industry has seen a flurry of activity. The Consumer Electronics Show...

Same Wheels, Different Tracks: Cycling in the U.S. and Denmark

[caption id="attachment_29319" align="alignright" width="502"] (Photo Credit: World Resources Institute)[/caption] January 18,...

Foxx Keynotes TRB Meeting, Releases Final 30-Year Forecast

January 18, 2017 Outgoing Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on January 9 gave the keynote address to the 2017 annual meeting of...

Chasing Zero: The Road to Safe Streets and Zero Traffic Fatalities

This holiday season, millions of Americans will take to the roads. Fortunately, the nation has made amazing progress over the past few...

NHTSA Takes Action on Distracted Driving and “Quiet Killers”

December 7, 2016 As the Obama Administration enters its final weeks, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

FHWA Updates Estimates on FY 2020 FAST Act Highway Rescission

November 16, 2016 In an attempt to make the budget totals of the legislation balance, section 1438 of the FAST Act of 2015 orders...

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