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.

Happy 80th Birthday to the MUTCD – You the Man(ual)!

Tomorrow, November 7, marks the 80th birthday of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. USDOT is...

The Rules of the Road: Then Versus Now

October 29, 2015 The 20th century brought with it many things, but the most notable (for all us transportation nerds) may have been...

USDOT Announces $485 Million in FY15 TIGER Grants

October 29, 2015 The Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $485 million in national infrastructure...

Rewriting the Rules of the Road

Our founder, William P. Eno, first penned the Rules of the Road in the early 1900s. These rules were adopted by New York City in 1909...

Eno Begins Work on Exploring “Digital Cities”

The digital and information age has brought about a revolution in transportation services. Today, ubiquitous wireless network...

GAO Recommends TIGER Transparency

October 2, 2014 The U.S. Government Accountability Office on September 23 released an audit of the Department of Transportation’s...

GAO Report Breaks Down FHWA Spending By Improvement Type

November 10, 2014 On October 9, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report requested by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)...

Countdown to Mainstreaming of Self-Driving Vehicles

BY EVA LERNER-LAM President, Palisades Consulting Group, Inc. There is a lot of excitement today about the concept of so-called...

Three Ideas for Big City Departments of Transportation

The United States is increasingly a metropolitan nation, with more of the population concentrating in urban areas. The largest of these...

Shared Use Mobility: The Next Big Thing in Transportation

BY LARRY FILLER Transportation Consultant and MARC OLIPHANT Regional Employee Transportation Coordinator at Naval District...

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