What Did Denverites Do With All Those Free E-Bikes? (Answer: Not Drive So Much)By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Denver's decision to invest in its climate and economic future by helping residents buy e-bikes is already paying off for the region, new data shows.
Dear 15-Minute Conspiracy Theorists: You Already Live in a Transportation DystopiaBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Right-wing conspiracy theorists have seized on the 15-minute city, where every resident can — gasp — safely and conveniently meet their basic needs without supporting a constellation of automotive interests along the way. Here's why they're wrong.
Advocates Applaud ‘Reconnecting Communities’ Grantees — With Some ExceptionsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
The Department of Transportation's first picks for a historic new grant program aimed at repairing neighborhoods torn apart by highways were met by applause from advocates — even as they cautioned that far more remains to be done.
Sustainable Transport Advocates Decry ‘Precision Scheduled Railroading’ After Ohio DerailmentBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
"We’ve got a get a handle on this as industry, and we've got to do it as soon as possible," one rail leader said.
Report: US Pedestrian Death Rate Increased 9x Faster Than Population During COVIDBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Pedestrian deaths are continuing to skyrocket as the pandemic drags on — and since 2019, analysts say the death rate for walkers has eclipsed the rate of population growth by a factor of at least nine. According to the latest fatality estimates from the Governor's Highway Safety Association, U.S. drivers killed 3,434 people on foot in the first six months of 2022, an increase of five percent over the same period the prior year — and a staggering 18 percent increase over the number of walkers who died in early 2019, the last year before the pandemic. The group also pointed out that those numbers can't easily be explained by non-traffic-related factors, noting that since "2019, the last pre-pandemic year, pedestrian fatalities have surged 18 percent in just three years – nine times faster than U.S. population growth."
Three Ways DOTs Can Help the Unhoused — On and Off the RoadBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new study finds that departments of transportation can and must do more to protect a particularly vulnerable group: the unhoused people who take shelter on and alongside American roads.
What Happens When You Ask Public Officials To Give Up Driving For A WeekBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
You get a flurry of local news coverage ... but not a lot of participation. No wonder pols all have the "windshield perspective."
‘One Flat Tire Away From Dropping Out’: Why Transit to Community Colleges MattersBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A staggering number of U.S. community college campuses are located miles from the nearest transit stop, a new report finds, and it's keeping critical educational opportunities firmly out of reach for students who can't or don't drive.
The French Understand the Roadway Danger of Toxic MasculinityBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new French safety campaign is warning parents that they may play a far bigger role in preventing car crashes than they might think.
Why States Require Insurance Cos. to Sell Policies to the Most Dangerous DriversBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
When drivers are too dangerous to buy traditional insurance, states often require insurance companies to sell it to them anyway at steep cost. Is that a good thing for road safety?
What A Multimodal Urban Design Contest in Iceland Can Teach the U.S.By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
An open competition to design a new urban quarter in Iceland will prioritize sustainable transportation in a region that's proactively transitioning out of car dependency — and it could serve as a model for how to fill similar holes in growing U.S. communities.
To Make Cities More Sustainable, Should We All Put On Mascot Costumes?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A Maryland activist is poking fun at people who oppose sustainable transportation projects with the help of a human-sized insect costume — but he's far from the first mascot to cheer on the movement for people-oriented places.