When cities shut down at the start of the pandemic, streets were emptier. There was more speeding, more drinking and driving, and less seat belt-wearing. Deaths and serious injuries spiked for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike.
And it didn’t stop once cities reopened. The first half of 2021 had the largest six-month jump in traffic fatalities on record. City leaders and advocates hope the infrastructure bill will help strengthen safety policies.
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We don’t commonly think of public transportation as part of health care policy, though the people who work in public health know it’s important. But maybe we should, according to a new study focused on the opening of a light-rail line in the Twin Cities. A group of researchers from the Urban Institute, Harvard Medical School, Mass General, and the University of Minnesota studied what happened to no-show outpatient appointments at a major health system when the Green Line open
Lime, the global provider of shared electric vehicles, and SafeUP, a community safety network offering global solidarity for women, are partnering to help women to take control of their mobility and trajectory. The partnership will include free rides on Lime scooters, bikes and mopeds to SafeUP guardians. SafeUP has 80,000 members around the world and launched their activity in the United States on 17 November 2021, alongside the partnership with Lime. SafeUP is a social netw
Home to the majority of the global human population, urban areas make an outsized contribution to carbon emissions. What can they do to reach net zero by the middle of the century? More than half of the world's population currently live in cities, and by the middle of the century, 68% of all humans on the planet will live in urban areas. Yet already cities are responsible for 60% of our greenhouse gas emissions. As urban populations swell, so will their impact on the climate.
Op-Ed by Michelle Duren and Ryan David Kennedy If it feels like there’s more bicycle traffic in New York City these days, it’s because there is. The city streets have seen an increase of 33 percent more bicycle trips in 2020, and during the past five years the number of bicycle commuters has risen five times faster than the other large cities in the U.S. The city, with 1,375 miles of bike lanes, is reaping the benefits of its cycling infrastructure. In Washington, D.C., a fiv
President Biden signed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday afternoon, a bipartisan victory that will pour billions into the nation’s roads, ports and power lines. While the bill stopped short of realizing his full-scale ambitions for overhauling America’s transportation and energy systems, Mr. Biden pointed to it as evidence that lawmakers could work across party lines to solve problems in Washington. He also said it would better position the United States to
Update from Rob Henry, Executive Director, GVF and Public Policy Chair, ACT. Finally, at last, we almost have a signed infrastructure bill. On Monday, November 15th, barring an unforeseen change, President Biden will sign off on the first major infrastructure bill in quite some time. The bill has many transformative programs that we are very much looking forward to moving ahead with. I have personally spent the past few years pushing this bill and working to integrate the def
By MontCo Today King of Prussia-based GVF, a winner of the Bicycle Friendly Business award, is elevating bike encouragement at Valley Forge through its My School in Motion program, writes Raven Wells for the Bike League. Thanks to its participation, Valley Forge Middle School was also recognized in the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Business awards. GVF started the program in 2018 after receiving a PennDOT Transportation Alternatives Set Aside Grant. The goal was to combat