Important new research shows that road design actually plays an important role in curbing the most dangerous consequences of distracted driving.
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) has adopted a policy to evaluate whether to fund proposed highway interchange projects based partially on their regionwide economic impacts, which communities will benefit, and which may experience decline and other negative long-term effects as a result.
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 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 …