The lack of attention to our shameful national record of traffic deaths in the latest infrastructure debate is a political, professional, and moral failing. Fortunately, we have a solution: demand that the Biden Administration and Congress prioritize traffic safety, rather than driver speed, for future roadway projects.
A major paper calls for traffic enforcement reform, and an environmental group lays out priorities for the federal highway bill.
Three quarters of the most fatal roads in America for pedestrians are located in low-income neighborhoods, a new study finds — and they overwhelmingly share a handful of notoriously dangerous design characteristics that communities can and must eliminate on any corridor where residents are expected to walk.
While House Dems try to fend off the road-building lobby, Uber's CEO wants you to be able to get a piano delivered in an hour and a half.
The mayor of Washington, D.C. has announced that the city will rebuild a recently-destroyed pedestrian bridge that runs over an urban highway, so far ignoring calls from advocates to more radically reimagine the road that has become a symbol of systemic racism in the region — and setting a troubling precedent for other cities that might be compelled to rethink walking infrastructure that puts the convenience of drivers first.
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