The disproportionate number of crashes caused by unlicensed drivers defeat the business-friendly and safety purpose of complete streets, road diets, curb extensions, and other traffic-calming elements to encourage bike- and pedestrian-safe main streets.
If you think for a second that cars and bikes approach our roadways the same, or wonder why cyclists behave differently at intersections, let me go over an approach to a single intersection on bike in detail.
The Indianapolis suburb of Carmel has become internationally famous for its commitment to a hotly-debated traffic safety intervention known as the "roundabout." It wasn't always that way, though — until Mayor Jim Brainard came along.
Congress has not only codified roundabouts into federal law for the first time, and put them at the top of the list of examples of highway safety improvement projects. They've also defined them as providing “for the safety of all road users.”
The husband of a U.S. diplomat who survived an evacuation from war-torn Ukraine only to be killed in a car crash as she biked on a Maryland road is raising money to stop other families from having to endure similar tragedies — and urging the public to reckon with an epidemic of traffic violence that's left his children without a mother.