Tag Archives: Safe Streets

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

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

Consensus Recommendations for Pedestrian Injury Surveillance

The Safe States Alliance created this report to provide practitioners with recommendations for improving pedestrian injury surveillance, data analysis, and reporting. Three case studies are presented as illustrative examples of how pedestrian injury data can be analyzed, using a range of methodological approaches and key variables to inform injury prevention efforts. Learn more... Read more

3 Success Stories Show How to Apply Road Safety Through Public Health Plans

​The idea of linking Vision Zero and public health came about because according to US standards if 30,000 people died each year from a curable disease, that would be considered a public health crisis. However, when there are the same number of deaths in avoidable traffic accidents, they’re treated very differently. Because of this, the network states that an “urgent health framing and a public response” are necessary for these deaths to be dealt with accordingly. Read more... Read more

Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook

The purpose of this Federal Highway Administration handbook is to provide Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with practical information and examples as they consider pedestrian and bicycle transportation in their regional planning activities. Based on research including interviews with seven MPOs and critical evaluations of plans and associated documents from 11 other MPOs, this handbook covers integration of pedestrian and bicycle information into the metropolitan transportation planning process. Read more... Read more

Philadelphia Lays Out Data-Driven Plan for Eliminating Traffic Deaths

​Philadelphia’s new Vision Zero Action Plan prioritizes data collection in its quest to end traffic related deaths by 2030. The action plan takes aim to help fix unsafe streets and calls for more protected bike lanes and red light cameras. But its scope is wider, proposing changes in the areas of licensing and inspection that will affect how the police and public health departments conduct business. Read more... Read more

Towson High Student Boosts Traffic Calming Effort Near School

At least four traffic-calming speed humps will be installed on Aigburth Road in Towson, Maryland this spring, in large part due to the effort of one Towson High School sophomore, who gave the project a much-needed push forward out of a sense of civic duty. The student walks to school, as do many of her classmates, and the speed of traffic moving along Aigburth, which runs past a rear parking lot and entrance to the school, struck her as dangerous.... Read more
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