A massive coalition of global health authorities, government leaders and advocates are calling on communities around the world to inoculate themselves against the other pandemic that’s killing their residents during COVID-19: speeding drivers.
Sure, amending the MUTCD is long overdue. But it's also time to set strong standards that go beyond actual street signage and into the digital realm, advocates say.
A new bill would give U.S. communities money to analyze how easy — or difficult — it is for residents to access the destinations they need most, and how their mode of transportation, race, income, age, disability, and other factors that impact their basic mobility.
The agency plans to make some improvements to the AirTrain and extend the PATH train — but it should bring the PATH directly to the terminals.
New Yorkers should not have to choose between ending mass incarceration and safety, says Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang. Restorative-justice techniques can help achieve both.
Political ads are banned in the subway, but they're apparently kosher for an MTA press release.
Eighty-three seconds. That’s how much time passed between the moment deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) first stood at the door of the Cudahy home of Isaias Cervantes, a 25-year-old autistic man who is hard of hearing and suffering from depression and anxiety, and the firing of the shot that may have […]
Dealing a blow to Metro's effort to fast-track expansion of the lower 710 Freeway, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that Metro follow air quality laws.
"I don't have another life to give. I don't have any more breaths to take. I don't have any more hashtags. I don't have any more energy to be marching with my fist up in the air [only] to come back to the same thing," declared Khadijah Shabazz. "Right now, it needs to be all broken down, torn down, and started all over again."
The Chicago Department of Transportation will be hosting their regular "Learn to Ride" classes along with an advanced level course and a class designed to increase confidence in heavy traffic.
There are already a few different ways you can pay tribute to Jahn on your bicycle, including a self-guided tour of his downtown designs.
While Jahn reportedly ran a stop sign on his bike, all the facts of his death aren't clear yet, and he deserves our empathy.
If there's been a silver lining to the COVID crisis, it's certainly that for the first time some space between buildings has been wrestled away from the all-but exclusive use of motorists. The Cool Solution podcast did a great piece about a few of the scrappy activists
A rational, universal fare structure and coordinated schedules that put the customer first? Sounds great--but how do you do it?
Trying to stop motorists from using a park as a freeway isn't comparable to segregation. Supervisor Shamann Walton is either ignorant or intentionally misleading on an indefensible position
Colorado's wowntowns, main streets, and the urban arterials that have become so many of our main streets should be vibrant community centers, but people need to feel safe accessing them, no matter how they get there.
Dear Denver: We met on Walk Score. Hello, again. I’m the woman who was looking to move from a mountain town of 450 people to you – you with public transportation and a large public library system and the symphony and museums and movie theaters and neighborhoods to walk.
This guest commentary is by Cassie Tanner, Deputy Director of Public Affairs for AAA Colorado. You can connect with Cassie on Twitter @CassStenstrom and on LinkedIn. At AAA Colorado, we are proud partners in Vision Zero initiatives in Denver and across Colorado, and we’re even prouder to promote safe, non-automotive mobility whenever we can. After […]
A "safety advocate" rewrote the story of her friend's tragic death and has been using it to bolster for her personal "safety" agenda.
It's not the $2B requested by the CA Transportation Commission and advocates, and it's not even near what he proposes for litter cleanup, but it would help
In 2020, the pandemic resulted in a steep decline in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries in San Diego. Despite the decline in severe injuries and fatalities, harm to bicyclists and pedestrians remained high, with 27 bicycle and pedestrian fatalities and 58 serious injuries.
A commenter on a recent post of mine mentioned a couple of pretty common criticisms about expectations for growth in cycling and transit in Atlanta.
How can we stop design and planning mistakes from damaging our city? Part 2 in a series of illustrated essays on urban design.
There is a way to get to the Braves stadium by using Cobb County’s transit service. But that service is nowhere near as extensive as MARTA and doesn’t meet the needs of the people who live in suburban poverty.
The past year has been eventful, to say least, for public transit in Northeast Ohio.
We’re officially in the middle of the holiday season, which can only mean one thing – that’s right, the 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2016 came out last week.
Four candidates will be interviewed to be the next CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
If you haven’t yet heard of Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) or specifically the Chouteau Greenway, you’re missing out on one of the most exciting developments planned in St. Louis.
Former St. Louis treasurer Larry Williams reminds me of a small town version of New York's Robert Moses (1888-1981), using the state legislature to give him money and power while also remaining free of oversight.
How much do people in Missouri bicycle? Is the amount of bicycling in Missouri growing? How to Missouri communities compare with other U.S. cities and with major cities of the world?
Not every tower in downtown Austin looks exactly the same, but there is one defining characteristic that describes almost all of them: parking. Most towers rest on top of what they call in the industry a parking plinth, the tower base where folks store their cars.
Irascible, ornery, unconventional, Pedestrian Pete pushed Houston to be better and embrace walkable urbanism.
Rendering of New Hope Housing project on Harrisburg. Courtesy: GSMA.The urban ambitions of our government leaders — so easy to dismiss in the past as nice words with no budget — may get a serious infusion of funds because of Harvey. The Texas delegation that Governor Abbott took to Washington D.C. lobbied for $61 billion beyond what the state already expects to receive from […]