A new study observed thousands of cycle movements at a heavy-rail crossing, before and after installation of jughandles. Most cyclists took advantage of the new design, which nearly eliminated crashes.
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.
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.
A new study further illustrates the trend that the streets of the U.S. are becoming more gridded since the 1990s, and that, as streets become more gridded, car ownership declines.
A recent Transit Cooperative Research Program report highlights adequate restroom access as a key safety and public health issue for transit operators, and a growing priority among transit agencies around the country.
Although deterring sexual harassment in the overall public realm goes beyond the scope of a transit agency, there is still a lot that policy makers and transit agencies can do to make public transit safer for all.
Oakland, CA, has added a new component to its Slow Streets program in order to address the concerns of vulnerable communities: Essential Places.
An audit by the Oregon Secretary of State shows successes and suggestions for ODOT, including shifting its stakeholder process to include more bicycle and pedestrian groups.