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In the U.S., Drivers Hit the Deadliest Speeds in Places People Walk

Drivers across America are hitting deadly speeds in neighborhoods with lots of walkers — and a lot of them aren't even breaking the law when they do it.

June 26, 2023

Pedestrian Deaths Set a Four-Decade Record in 2022 (Yes, Again)

2021 was the deadliest year on record for U.S. pedestrians since the early 80s — until 2022 topped it.

June 22, 2023

‘Citizens Academies’ for Transit Riders Teach Self-Advocacy

Courses offered by advocacy groups can help public transit riders, enthusiasts, and community stakeholders understand their local transportation systems and power structures.

June 21, 2023

Why Regulators Are Ignoring 90% Of ‘Underride’ Crash Deaths — And Not Counting Vulnerable Road Users At All

Every year, hundreds of people die horrific deaths in underride crashes U.S. roads. But a new documentary says regulators aren't counting the vast majority of them — or mandating a simple technology to save their lives.

June 15, 2023

Five Better Ways to Do Traffic Safety Education Beyond PSAs

Too often, road user "education" in the U.S. looks like pedestrian-shaming PSAs, flimsy driver's ed courses, and lame signs on the side of the road. Streetsblog readers say there's a better way.

June 14, 2023

How Copenhagen Measures the Costs of Driving — And Crafts Policy to Reduce Them

The capital of Denmark is constantly doing the math on the true price of car culture. Could America follow their lead?

June 13, 2023

So Much for ‘Carmageddon’ (Philadelphia Edition)

More capacity generates more travel, more sprawl, more pollution, and ultimately more congestion. It’s time to get off this treadmill.

June 13, 2023

Why US Cities Are Rolling Back Shared Mobility Bans

An increasing number of U.S. cities that once banned shared bikes and scooters are welcoming the modes back to their streets — and prompting a conversation about why they were ever restricted in the first place.

June 13, 2023

Why Small Cities Torn Apart By Highways Need Extra Help to Heal

A new program will help smaller communities start the process of redesigning highways and other transportation investments that tore apart their communities — and shine a light on why it’s so hard for them to do it without outside help

June 12, 2023