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.

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...

The Latest on DC’s Dockless Bike Sharing Pilot

When: 4:00pm ET, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Where: Via webinar [embed]https://youtu.be/43TK56e6Hxc[/embed] The District...

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...

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)...

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