This “War on Cars” Video Will Defend America From Transit-Riding InfidelsBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
PragerU's latest video, released this week, is about a fundamental American value: driving big, gas-guzzling cars and not using other modes of transportation, because freedom.
Congress and Auto Industry Move to Ban Cities From Regulating Self-Driving CarsBy Angie Schmitt and Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Autonomous vehicles should benefit cities, not the other way around, but legislation advancing through Congress would tie urban officials' hands when it comes to shaping AV policy.
NTSB: Speed Kills, and We’re Not Doing Enough to Stop ItBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
More than 112,500 people lost their lives in speed-related crashes from 2005 to 2014, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic deaths in America over that period. In a draft report released earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board says excessive speed is a deadly problem in our nation's transportation system -- one that federal and state officials aren't doing enough to address.
Self-Driving Cars Should Accommodate People, Not the Other Way AroundBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
You think victim-blaming is bad now? Making everyone walk or bike with a "don't hit me" device would further penalize the most vulnerable.
Honolulu City Council Wants Tighter Distraction Rules for Pedestrians Than for DriversBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
The bill would prohibit people from "viewing a mobile electronic device" while crossing the street. Meanwhile, Honolulu drivers can take their eyes off the road to look at their dash-mounted devices, issue voice commands, and so forth while plowing through an intersection.
What’s Keeping People From Using Bike-Share? New Study Breaks It Down by Race and IncomeBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Low-income communities and people of color view traffic risk, high prices, and the potential for crime and harassment are the biggest barriers to bicycling and using bike-share in their neighborhoods, according to a new report from researchers at Portland State University.
Highlighting the Inequity of Access to Good Bicycling Infrastructure in MilwaukeeBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
A new report from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy spotlights how disadvantaged neighborhoods in Milwaukee have less access to safe bicycle routes than other parts of the city.
What Do Drivers Really Think of Cyclists?By Stephen Miller | | No Comments
There's ample research out there backing up the safety benefits of streets with protected bikeways and slow car speeds. But what about the critically important yet less tangible factor of individual attitudes -- how does the mind of the person behind the wheel affect driver behavior toward cyclists? A new report from Portland State University looks at the question.
Oregon’s Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fees: Ready for Prime Time, But Waiting for ApprovalBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Oregon has led the way in developing an alternative to the gas tax, with a pilot program that levies a fee on vehicle miles traveled. While the Oregon Department of Transportation has spent years developing the mileage-based program and is ready to expand it to all vehicles statewide, it's not part of the massive transportation spending package under discussion at the legislature.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Transportation Vision: Add a Million People While Cutting Traffic By 3 Million Miles Each DayBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
London Mayor Sadiq Khan's transport strategy for the next 25 years lays out a vision for how his city, expected to add 1.5 million people by 2041 on top of its current 9 million residents, is planning to keep moving while reducing pollution and improving quality of life. The big idea: Cars are the problem, not the solution.
Why Looking at Crash Stats Alone Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story About Pedestrian SafetyBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Some intersections are riskier to cross than others, but looking at the number of pedestrian injuries alone doesn’t tell the whole story. A new study from Minneapolis combines crash data with pedestrian counts to deliver a more nuanced picture of traffic dangers for people on foot. Among the findings: There’s safety in numbers for pedestrians.
Parking Reform Has Big Implications for Sustainable Transit — and for Ride-Hailing, TooBy Stephen Miller | | No Comments
Cities have traditionally eliminated parking requirements to encourage walking, bicycling, and transit. But it can also aid the rise of on-demand car services, two top parking policy experts say.