These 10 Urban Freeways Deserve To Be Demolished — But Will They?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
America is at a watershed moment in the fight to heal the harms of urban freeways that tore apart predominantly BIPOC and low-income communities, a new report argues — but what that healing will look like, exactly, is still an open question.
Biden’s ‘EV Revolution’ Will Pay Americans to Drive Some Really Dangerous CarsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
The government is poised to pay Americans to buy big electric cars that 1) are known to be more dangerous, 2) that require a maximum amount of exploitative and destructive mineral extraction, and 3) will disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans. Mission accomplished.
Exactly How Much Less America Walks Than Other Countries, In Five ChartsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
In a new study published in Sustainability, mobility researchers Ralph Buehler and John Pucher took on the daunting task of standardizing a messy range of global data on walking trips to better see how the United States stacks up against its peer nations. And we stink.
Study: SUV Drivers Cause 55% Worse Injuries To Bicyclists They HitBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Just like pedestrians, bicyclists who are struck by SUV drivers endure significantly more severe injuries — particularly to the head — than those struck by the drivers of smaller cars, a new study finds, adding to a mountain of evidence that suggests regulators should do more to rein in deadly vehicle designs that are increasingly dominating U.S. roads.
What It Takes To Successfully Sue Over a Defective Bike LaneBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Mike Bagg won a million dollars after a defective bike lane caused him to crash. But he won't actually see all of that money — and neither will the countless cyclists who get in crashes just like his every day.
How Toxic Masculinity Plays Out on Our RoadsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
On this episode of the Brake, host Kea Wilson sits down with researcher and urban planning professor Tara Goddard to talk about how toxic masculinity plays out on our roads and what can we be done to stop it. Listen in.
When Waiting for the Bus in a Wheelchair Becomes an Act of ProtestBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Steven Hardy-Braz acknowledges that he wasn't "just" waiting for the bus in a hazardous environment on the day he was arrested for impeding traffic; he was also staging a protest. Here's what happened next.
Colorado Program Fixes Broken Streetlights Instead of Arresting People for Broken WindowsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new Colorado program is seeking to curb crime by investing in safer, more accessible streets — and not just the crimes committed by drivers.
Why Americans Drive DistractedBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
It's more complicated than policymakers assume — and until we dive deep into the psychology of distracted motorists, we'll struggle to convince them to stop or win support for systemic solutions.
Traffic Studies Are Junk ‘Science’By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Community leaders and the courts are putting too much faith into dubious traffic studies that always seem to predict more and more driving, a new study argues — but that could all change.
Researchers Are Sounding the Alarm About Heavy EVs — Even in Europe, Where Cars Are Far SmallerBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
The swelling size of the average car on the road is threatening the environmental potential of EVs more than proponents may realize, a prominent watchdog group warns.
New Law Would Honor Legacy of Slain Cyclist Sarah Langenkamp By Helping Cities Fill Bike Network GapsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new bill would encourage U.S. communities to use their federal safety dollars to fill the holes in city bike networks, and honor the legacy of an American hero who lost her life in one.