Over one in four trips are within a 20-minute walk or less, yet only 3 percent of our total work trips are made by walking. A recent study from Rutgers looks into factors affecting the perception of walk time and distance and to what extent these factors reduce the likelihood of walking.
Planners and engineers need tools to quantify the space allocated to the various travel modes—both when they are moving and at rest. A new paper quantifies space used by transportation modes as a space-time calculation. This is an important tool in calculating the efficiency – or inefficiency – of some modes, as well as in the consideration of equity in use of public space.
A new manual from academics and practitioners (led by David Levinson of the University of Sydney) brings together a rich and broad literature on “doing” accessibility, describes methods for calculating metrics, and offers practical advice on tools and data sources.
New research shows that transit has been a critical lifeline for those still working outside their homes, even as more agencies face severe budget challenges. Many of those transit users are “essential workers” who tend to have lower incomes and are people of color.
Biking advocacy organizations are moving away from police enforcement as a strategy to improve roadway safety in light of the dangers and disproportionate financial burdens those strategies place on Black and Brown people.
SSTI’s final 2020 Community of Practice meeting covered how DOTs can be leaders in reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to reduce emissions.
Caltrans is recruiting volunteers for the fourth phase of its Road Charge Pilot Program, which aims to replace declining gas tax revenue and encourage people to drive less.
A new explainer from UCLA Professor Michael Manvile argues that underpriced roads are actually a root cause of our traffic problems.
From our virtual Community of Practice Meeting: State DOTs are wrestling with a long history that has often marginalized and underserved communities of color. For some agencies, that means rethinking how to approach decision making through an antiracist lens and taking steps to reverse past damage.
Results from a new study suggest that a transition from traditional cars to personal automated vehicles could increase household vehicle miles traveled and lead to a mode shift from public transit to personal vehicles.