Studies and Reports
Study: Yes, SUVs Are Deadlier Than Cars — But on Fast Arterials, Pedestrians Die No Matter What
In car-dependent Tennessee, SUVs and pick-ups aren't driving the pedestrian death surge — because roads are so fast that even the smallest cars will kill anyone they might strike.
Study: Remote Work Isn’t Always A Cure for America’s Driving Addiction
A lot of Americans traded long commutes for short errands during the pandemic — but whether that swap resulted in more or less driving is a consequence of policy choices.
Report: Cars Are Undermining Our Privacy, Even If We Don’t Drive
Vehicle technology spying on our most intimate details — and there's pretty much no escaping it.
Study: Some Paint-Only Bike Lanes May Increase Crashes
Sharrows and paint don't make anyone feel safe. But are they really worse than nothing at all?
Opinion: Rock-Bottom Bike Ranking Should Push Chicago To Do Better
Another year, another flawed report from the advocacy group People for Bikes rating Chicago as one of the very worst big American cities for biking.
How — And More Important, When — To Get Motorists to Ditch The Driving Habit
Some transit agencies send free bus tickets to new residents. But by then, it may already be too late to get them to try an alternative to driving.
The Walkable Neighborhoods Americans Want May Be Closer Than We Think
Walkable neighborhoods are a rare and valuable commodity in the U.S. housing market. But millions of places could be closer to the 15 Minute City ideal than we realize, a new study argued — if we made the modest policy changes they need to thrive.
Study: Two-Thirds of Americans Know Highway Expansions Don’t Cure Traffic
"The public is way ahead of the elected officials, and it's way ahead of the transportation officials in [talking about] the kind of future they want to see."
The US Cities Where Drivers Hit Deady Speeds in Places People Walk
Drivers across America are hitting deadly speeds in neighborhoods with lots of walkers — and a lot of them aren't even breaking the law when they do it.