"Treme and the 7th Ward, like many neighborhoods across the country, are saddled with an aging, unsafe, polluting piece of highway infrastructure. We have to do something about it."
Particularly frightening about the 16-year high in traffic deaths: The spike in pedestrians killed, seniors killed and deaths caused by large truck drivers.
There are many ways to screw up shared mobility. So hopefully the action agenda will focus on shared modes that actually decrease emissions, rather than exacerbate climate change.
People are working from home, resulting in one in five offices in San Francisco sitting empty. The Bay Area also has a housing crisis. Which has more and more people, including Governor Gavin Newsom, thinking it's time to look at converting some of that disused office space into housing.
Call it the forgotten pandemic: road fatalities surged by double-digit percentages, including a significant increase in deaths outside of cars, in 2021, according to a new report issued Tuesday by federal authorities.
There are only four types of drivers in U.S. communities — and transportation leaders need to adopt distinct strategies to influence their behavior on the road — and to get them out from behind the wheel altogether.