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.
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.
A new theoretical study shows the importance of transit oriented development in reducing automobile trips.
A recent analysis by the traffic engineering firm Sam Schwartz shows a sharp spike in 2020 for fatality rates in most states across the country.
These approaches—in addition to filling a data gap for many agencies and helping them target high risk locations—could lead many road designers to look more closely at the role of speed and speed management in highway safety.
A new Vice report analyzes transportation models ―conceived more than fifty years ago in the early days of national highway building― as the “broken algorithm that poisoned American transportation.”
By Chris McCahill The greater Cleveland area is coming to terms with the sometimes-messy impacts of repeated highway expansions. For decades, highway capacity investments have caused the area’s dwindling population to simply move around and …
As the transportation field gradually moves away from its singular focus on high motor vehicle speeds and its reliance on motorist behavior to set speed limits, NACTO has just released comprehensive guidance on speed limits on surface streets in metro areas.
The longstanding tradition of setting speed limits at the 85th percentile of observed vehicle speeds is increasingly under scrutiny, with some agencies moving away from it. A new paper from Brian Taylor and U Hong …
In working with transportation agencies across the U.S., our team often faces questions about the role of safety in accessibility analysis. While we know the safety and comfort of streets clearly impacts access for people on foot or bicycle, the effects of accessibility on overall safety haven’t been clear. Fortunately, leading experts in both accessibility and traffic safety recently teamed up to answer this question.