Tag Archives: Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

The Promise and Challenges of Automated Technologies Webinar

​Industry-leading experts from Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety, and Charles River Analytics will share the latest in connected and automated technologies, and describe the challenges and potential for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility through these innovations. A facilitated discussion will follow. Learn more and register... Read more

Road Diets Make for Skinnier Streets that are Safer for Pedestrians

A decade ago, when Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida was widened to six lanes, there wasn’t much reason for anyone to walk across it. But in recent years, that stretch of Riverside has seen a construction boomlet. Now the Downtown Investment Authority is exploring a concept called a road diet that would result in fewer lanes for automobiles, making it easier for people on foot and bicycle to cross the the street. Read more... Read more

Traffic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities

Traffic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities is a research project funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) to inform the design of multimodal transportation facilities. The project involved a review of design guidelines for bicycle facilities, observation of bicycle-vehicle interactions at nine roadways in Minnesota with different types of bicycle facilities, analysis of results, and description of implications for design. Learn more... Read more

45 Boston Communities Asked for “Slow Streets”

In March, the city of Boston announced that, after making data-driven improvements, the city’s new Slow Streets program would ask residential neighborhoods to nominate themselves for traffic-calming features. The approach, part of the city’s overall Vision Zero effort, differs from other cities, which tend to prioritize residential streets based on crash rates. Read more... Read more

Watch for Me NC: Fostering the Role of Law Enforcement in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

​Having safe and secure places to walk and bike is vital to encouraging active, vibrant communities. In addition to roadway design and engineering, education and enforcement are critical to creating safer streets. Many communities are looking for ways to leverage the strengths of law enforcement in plans to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. Read more... Read more

Analyzing Bike Collisions Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

​City planners often decide which intersections and roads get safety improvements based on analysis of crash data, but according to a new study, that method may be missing something. A look at “near-miss incidents” by Houston-based Kinder Institute for Urban Research reveals that some streets in critical need of improvement could be overlooked. Read more... Read more
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