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.

Capital Convergence: Innovation in Washington

The proliferation of mobile technology and the rapid acceleration of computer processing power have driven a renaissance of innovation...

Mapping the Digital City

“Why don’t you stop and ask for directions?” For decades, the now-anachronistic question encapsulated American identity,...

Distracted Driving’s New Challenge: Pokemon Go

August 3, 2016 Last month, like every month, Tennessee’s Highway Safety Office (HSO) joined numerous agencies across the United...

Preparing Our Towns & Cities for a Fleet of Self-Driving Vehicles

A substantial shift in transportation options is emerging, with various technologies advancing to market for connected and highly...

Book Review – Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution By Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow New York: Penguin Random House, 2016 On sale...

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February 9, 2016 Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their latest estimates of traffic...

Transportation is being changed by technology. But what about our transportation policies?

There is no doubt that our transportation system is undergoing a dramatic change and traditional transportation industry is keenly...

Recent GAO Study Examines Bike/Ped Fatalities

January 21, 2016 In November 2015 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report exploring pedestrian and cyclist...

Shared-Use Mobility Zones: Fighting Congestion with a Home for Rideshare

Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our Policy Summit series of articles by the panelists, speakers, and Great Upheaval...

Eno’s Annual Policy Summit Discusses the “New Rules of the Road”

As a child, our founder, William P. Eno, got caught in a horse and buggy traffic jam in Manhattan. This moment apparently affected...

House-Passed Version of the DRIVE Act

Text of engrossed House amendment in the nature of a substitute to the Senate amendment to H.R. 22 (114th Congress), the DRIVE Act....

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...

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