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May 10, 2019

If you’re avid American cyclist, odds are you’ve harbored this dream: a sea-to-shining-sea cross-country bike trek, the sort of epic journey Jerry Cowden took from Arlington, Virginia, all the way to Astoria, Oregon, when he retired from his job at the FCC in 2009.

“I went out my back door, got on my bike, and didn’t stop until I got to the Pacific Ocean, 106...

March 12, 2019

In 2000, Washington was the first U.S. state — or jurisdiction of any kind — to adopt a Vision Zero policy.

The state’s bold decision came after the Director of the Traffic Safety Commission, John Moffat, saw a presentation about Sweden’s Vision Zero, the original policy pioneered back in 1997. Vision Zero calls for infrastructure improvements, like narrower...

March 11, 2019

With pedestrian safety posing an ongoing challenge to cities around the world, a new solution from South Korea Korea places the onus for awareness on both drivers and walkers.

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) has designed an experimental high-tech crosswalk that alerts drivers and pedestrians to each others’ presence.

The...

February 27, 2019

Land within one-half mile of frequent transit would be automatically upzoned for higher density development under a proposal before the Oregon legislature.

Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) unveiled a bill this week that would zone properties within one-half mile of transit to a maximum of 75 units per acre, according to Willamette Week. Properties wi...

February 26, 2019

States across the country are at risk of forfeiting up to $1 billion in funding for sidewalk construction, bike trails or other important safety projects — if they don’t use all the federal cash by September, according to the League of American Bicyclists.

States face a looming deadline for “rescissions,” a routine budgetary practice where unspent portions of...

January 23, 2019

The status quo in American road design is claiming more and more lives, according to some transportation safety advocates. The 2019 edition of Dangerous by Design, a recurring report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, finds that the number of people struck and killed while walking has grown a startling 35 percent since 2008.

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December 17, 2018

When a city tries to improve pedestrian safety, most of the time they’ll take what’s called (informally) the “hot spot” approach. With limited funds, this method improves one particular area – a mid-block crosswalk or an intersection, for example – where a person walking had previously been hit by a vehicle.

The problem with this approach, however, is that fi...

November 29, 2018

A six-month pilot in West Hollywood will make the famed Sunset Strip a better place to walk, reports local news site WeHoVille.


For four blocks along Sunset Boulevard, the city will install seating, colorful light poles and painted sidewalk extensions to make crossing the street easier. It’s also building a parklet at 8818 Sunset Boulevard in front of indie...

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