Tag Archives: Safe Streets

Philly Takes Safer Streets Plan Beyond the Usual Urbanists

​In Philadelphia, the officials who were charged with taking the city’s nascent Vision Zero plan to the public tried to thread the needle. They wanted input from the most passionate, plugged-in constituents, and they knew they wouldn’t have to try too hard to get it. Read more... 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

Tuesdays at APA: Dangerous By Design

​Join the American Planning Association (APA) in Washington, D.C., for their free after-work lecture and discussion series. This month, Emiko Atherton, director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, will discuss findings and implications from the recently released Dangerous by Design 2016 report. Attendees will learn which areas of the country are leading in pedestrian safety, what impacts roadway design has on vulnerable populations, and what steps communities can take to work toward implementing a Complete Streets design approach. Register now... 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

Denver and Philly Ask Residents: How Do Our Streets Work for You?

N​obody knows the ins and outs of a neighborhood better than the people who live there. Vision Zero planning in Denver and Philadelphia is taking that into account. They’re two of the latest U.S. cities to embrace Vision Zero, by aiming to prevent (or, bring to zero) traffic-related fatalities. Now, as the cities work to sift through the data necessary to shape their targeted infrastructure, enforcement and outreach plans, they’ve both turned to crowdsourcing to capture community concerns about dangerous... Read more
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