New considerations for setting speed limits have the potential to shift the practice away from the historic norm of service to drivers, and toward the safety and accommodation of all users.
Using the “left digit effect,” a group of researchers slowed drivers’ speeds with a simple change on speed limit signs.
Another deadly impact of COVID: even with fewer cars on the road, traffic deaths increased by 8% to more than 42,000 in total and deaths per mile driven increased by a staggering 24%. The solution is not more congestion, but instead safer streets.
About 4-5% of the population experiences some level of color blindness. Differing shapes and patterns, in addition to color, can provide better road information to color blind individuals.
Researchers identified certain design elements, roadway features, land uses, and socioeconomic patterns near corridors with high frequencies of pedestrian deaths.
A 14-year study from the University of Minnesota demonstrates that painted stop bars at intersections have little effectiveness in reducing collisions or influencing motorist stopping position.
Important new research shows that road design actually plays an important role in curbing the most dangerous consequences of distracted driving.
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.
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 from Colombia demonstrates that infrastructure like pedestrian bridges can be ineffective at improving safety.