Trail of the Month: Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Capital Crescent Trail

Forming an emerald arc around the northern and western borders of the District of Columbia, the Capital Crescent Trail connects Washington to its Maryland suburbs. The pathway is so lushly wooded that, at times, it might be easy to forget the thrum of the nation’s capital lies just over the trees. But a glance over the shoulder while pedaling along the Potomac River provides a nice view of the iconic Washington Monument and a reminder of the city’s closeness. The... Read more

Nashville Mayor Wants Quick Fixes for Transportation Woes

Nashville’s population is booming, and all that growth is putting a serious strain on Nashville’s formerly free-flowing streets. In an effort to make good on campaign promises to improve transportation, Mayor Megan Barry released an action agenda in late May outlining projects she wants to accomplish in her first term in office. Moving the Music City includes plans for improving bus frequency, building bike infrastructure, sidewalks and crosswalks, and implementing Vision Zero strategies. Read more... Read more

In Tysons Corner, Land Of The Car, Three Years To Build A Crosswalk

​Nearly three years after opening, Silver Line ridership at the four Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner continues to disappoint. However, just before the Silver Line celebrates its third birthday, completed crosswalks are finally coming to a massive intersection that typifies the Tysons of yore — the sprawling suburban office park where pedestrians and bicyclists tread hostile ground. Crosswalks matter because Metro has determined that ridership is largely determined by pedestrian and bicycle access to stations. Read more... Read more

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016

More than 1,000 jurisdictions in the United States have made formal commitments to streets that are safe and convenient for everyone—no matter their age, income, race, ethnicity, physical ability, or how they choose to travel—by passing a Complete Streets policy. In 2016, 222 new policies were passed, and this year’s policies were the strongest yet. This report from the National Complete Streets Coalition celebrates all of these accomplishments as well as the communities that passed the strongest Complete Streets policies... Read more

2017 National Roadway Safety Awards

​These awards, sponsored by FHWA and the Roadway Safety Foundation, recognize roadway safety achievements that help reduce fatalities and serious injuries on the Nation’s roadways. The competition acknowledges successful engineering solutions that agencies have integrated into their roadway safety programs. Applications due June 9. Learn more and apply... Read more
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