New Bill Would Finally Rewrite the ‘Notorious’ MUTCD for Vulnerable Road User Safety
U.S. transportation engineers tend to treat the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices like a bible. A new bill would encourage them to treat it more like a recipe book — and sub out deadly design ingredients when they aren't safe for vulnerable road users.
Study: Wide Lanes Are Deadlier — So Why Do Many DOTs Build Them Anyway?
Ten is plenty; nine-foot lanes are even safer
Study: Yes, SUVs Are Deadlier Than Cars — But on Fast Arterials, Pedestrians Die No Matter What
In car-dependent Tennessee, SUVs and pick-ups aren't driving the pedestrian death surge — because speed limits are so high that even the smallest cars will kill anyone they might strike.
Study: Some Paint-Only Bike Lanes May Increase Crashes
Sharrows and paint don't make anyone feel safe. But are they really worse than nothing at all?
Which Cities Have the Fewest Drinking Fountains — And What It Means for Walking and Biking
As climate change causes temperatures to climb, should cities be doing more to help people who walk and bike stay cool and hydrated?
The MUTCD Update is Late — And While We Wait, People Are Dying
Despite a binding requirement to release an updated version more than a month ago, the Federal Highway Administration missed the deadline to release a new edition of America's federal street design guidelines.
Talking Headways Podcast: Undoing Autocentric Design in a Michigan City
A Michigan city tries to undo the mistakes of the past. It's hard.