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.

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...

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....

Understanding the Travel Trends of Teens and Young Adults

Driving has been flat or declining for much of the 2000s, especially among the so-called Millennial Generation. Explanations for this...

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