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Biking

What to Do if You're Hit by a Car
This Young Cyclist Rode His Bike to School Every Day for 1,000 Days
Getting back on the bike? Watch these five videos
Riding a bike makes good sense in the Coronavirus Era.
The Right-Hand Rule for Passing a Bike
LeBron James Is the New Hero of Bike Shares
More People Are Biking These Days — So Why Are Kids Riding Less?
Why You Should Care That Fewer Kids Are Riding Bikes
How to Bike on a Stroad
A "Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper" Protected Bike Lane in Austin
Here's how Colorado's free e-bike program fits into its plan to slow climate change
She Wants You to Know That Riding an E-Bike Isn’t the End of Your Cycling Career
Strong Towns Podcast (Jason Slaughter: The Goal Isn't to Build a Cycling City)
How ‘Steel Grandpa’ Gustaf Håkansson Pirated Sweden’s Toughest Bike Race
E-bikes get up to speed in popularity, providing a workout easier on the heart
Using Cycling as an Indicator for Urban Quality of Life
Stop Obsessing Over Dutch and Danish Bike Lanes
5 U.S. Cities Where Bike Commuting Is Booming
It's Time to Treat E-Bikes Like Vehicles
Study: More Bike Lanes Needed to Reduce Traffic Congestion
Riding a Bike in America Should Not Be This Dangerous
The E-Bike Effect Is Transforming New York City
NHTSA Releases the Facts on Bicycle Stop-as-Yield Laws: They Increase Safety
Sidewalk Cycling Explained
A New Tool in the Battle to Keep the Bike Lane Clear
Just like life, riding my bike doesn't always make sense. But that's why I love it
Breaking the Cycle: Reevaluating the Laws that Prevent Safe and Inclusive Biking
Now is The Time to Invest in Protected Bike Lanes
The Pandemic Bike Boom Survives—in Cities That Stepped Up
Biggest Barrier to Biking Is the Fear of Cars
The Battle Over Bike Lanes Needs a Mindset Shift
I Started a Bike Bus, and You Can Too
How to get more women on bikes? Better biking infrastructure, designed by women
Why We Oppose a Mandatory Helmet Law for Adults in New Jersey
You Nearly Die, You Keep Going
US Cities Are Failing Their Female Cyclists
Turns Out, Bike Shares Do Create New Regular Bike Riders
How Sacramento’s Massive Bike Valet Program Is Fueling (and Funding) Its Cycling Movement
North American cities need to push for secure bicycle parking
Preliminary Data on Automated Driving Systems Shows Majority of Incidents with Non-Motorized Users are with Bicyclists
Report: America’s Historic Bike Boom is Flatlining
Of Course People Don’t Want To Bike To Work
The Power of the Bike Bus
Catching the e-bike wave


Walking

Going for Daily Walks? Use Them as an Opportunity to Learn about Your Neighborhood.
Managing the Uncertainty of the COVID-19 Outbreak through Walking
Dealing with the pandemic one step at a time: Practice walking as self-care
Why I'm Not a Pedestrian
Walking is Making a Major Comeback
To Rethink the School Run, Get Rid of the Cars
5 Reasons Why Walking Your City (Most Likely) Sucks
How Cities Should Analyze Crashes That Kill Peds
Should SUVs Get a Pedestrian Warning Label?
Anywhere Can Be Somewhere (and Other Walking Lessons)
The Most Dangerous Roads in America for Walkers
Crossing the Street is Like Dodging Bullets
Three Questions to Ask While Walking Your City
Reimagining Walking Distance
To Prevent Pedestrian Fatalities, We Need Better Data
Protecting Pedestrians, Our Most Vulnerable Road Users
The ridiculously simple way to make streets safer for pedestrians
U.S. pedestrian fatalities reach highest level in 40 Years, GHSA estimates
The Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America
It’s an especially dangerous time to be a pedestrian in America
Navigator: The Etymology of Jaywalking
Traffic as a barrier to walking safely in the United States: Perceived reasons and potential mitigation strategies
Why Do People With Disabilities Have to Sue To Get Accessible Sidewalks?
Neighborhood ‘Walkability’ May Boost Exercise, Lower BMI
Study: Pedestrian Death Rate More Than 2x Higher in Historically Red-Lined Neighborhoods
Why the 5-minute walk break is so powerful
What “Getting My Steps In” Has Taught Me About Walkability
Pedestrian Deaths Set a Four-Decade Record in 2022 (Yes, Again)
The many benefits of more walkable streets
Who Walks in the Unwalkable Places?
How and Why to Start a Walking School Bus

Micromobility

What If Drivers Had to Follow Scooter Laws?
Mobility leaders assess 5 years of e-scooters, and draw insights from the Chicago pilots
Survey Says: E-Scooters Are Great for Riders’ Mental Health
Micromobility drives toward broader acceptance
To Reduce Traffic Congestion, Increase Local Micromobility
Add Another Mode of Transportation to the List: Shared Electric Bikes Hit the Streets
Why Are Slow Rental E-Scooters Speed-Regulated In Cities But Fast Motor Cars Are Not?
E-Trikes Are Coming to Rescue the Aging Suburbs
Stricter Electric Scooter Speed Limits May Lead to More Sidewalk Riding
Study: How Low-Income People Really Use Micromobility

Infrastructure Design

Fourteen million Britons ready to get on their bikes
Can We Kick the Car Habit?
A Return to Democratic Space
Now Is the Time to End Traffic Fatalities. Here's a Simple Plan to Do It.
Most "Pedestrian Infrastructure" Is Really Car Infrastructure
Creating a New Space for Ideas on the Public Realm and the Role of Placemaking in Civic Life
The Subtle Relationship Between Traffic Deaths and Congestion
Do Traffic Fines Make Streets Safer - And At What Cost?
We Know How to Prevent Traffic Deaths. Our Goal Should Be Zero.
Where COVID's Car-Free Streets Boosted Business
Low-Speed Zones Save Lives. How Do You Design an Effective One?
Paris Will Ban Through Traffic in City Center
Talking with Toks Omishakin, Director of the California Department of Transportation, about integrating equity and Safe Systems
Reinforce the Main Street Ecosystem in Your Place
When Schools Meet Streets, Good Things Happen
Study: Complete Streets Lead to Better Crash Coverage
What does the city of the future look like? Oakland
The Car Crashes That Go Undetected
The Key to Slowing Traffic is Street Design, Not Speed Limits
How to Pick Your Next Bike Lane Battle
Designing Streets with the Human Mind in Mind
It Ain't Easy Being Seen
How Do You Actually Fix a Stroad?
Let main streets be main streets
American Suburbs Are a Horror Movie and We’re the Protagonists
Experts: Solid benefits and even some ROI result from greenway and trail projects
Bake Sales for Crosswalks
Why Do We Have to Handle 30,000 Trips per Day?
How Traffic Engineers Can Finally Tame Stroads
Asphalt Art Decreases Vulnerable Road User Crashes By 50 Percent
Speaking Up for Multimodal Elements in Highway Projects
A Bigger Bang for the Infrastructure Buck
The Way We Design Our Streets Invites Driver Aggression
How to Make a City Safer for E-Bikes? Think Infrastructure
What’s the First Sign of a Safe Street?
Bad Road Design Is Stoking the U.S. Pedestrian Death Crisis: Report
How street design shapes the epidemic of preventable pedestrian fatalities
Use these tools to save lives: Quick, low-cost, effective street redesigns
What Are the Best Safe-Streets Improvements?
The One Ring
Maximum Impact and a Low Price Tag: Putting Paint and Planters to Work in Edmond, OK
US Traffic Safety Is Getting Worse, While Other Countries Improve
How Green Paint Can Save Cyclist’s Lives
Main Streets Designed Like State Highways: How They Work and How To Change Them
Traffic Engineers Blame YOU for THEIR Mistakes
Don’t Add Trains, Sidewalks, and Bike Lanes to Your City
Cincinnati Hires Dedicated In-House Crew To Build Pedestrian Infrastructure
The Power of Paint in Street Transformation
Want Drivers to Stop at Crosswalks? Slow Them Down First
Counter-Intuitive Department: Sometimes, Traffic Controls Make Streets More Dangerous
Cutting Corners
Big Admission: ‘I Was Wrong About Sharrows’
Madison, WI, Is Lowering Traffic Deaths—But There’s Still Work To Do
What Is a Road Diet? The Data Behind How They Work and How To Implement Them
The Future of Transportation: The Role of Bike Lanes
Steal This Idea: In Québec, A New Traffic Light Only Turns Green for Safe Drivers
How the Design of Corners Affects Speed
Silly Rabbit, Streets Are for Kids
How to Build a 15-Minute City with Bicycles at the Center
It’s Time to Reshape the Federal Document That Shapes Our Streets: The MUTCD
Taking Sidewalks Seriously
The Secret to Vibrant Streets? Focus on What People Can See
Brighter streets, safer streets: Improving pedestrian safety after dark
How demonstrational bike lanes may save our bike lane dialogues
Skinny roads save lives, according to a study on the width of traffic lanes
This Cheap Street Fix Saves Lives. Why Don’t More Cities Do It?

Policy

It’s Time for California to Decriminalize Jaywalking
Why Regulators Aren’t Taming the U.S. Megacar Crisis
D.C.'s New Vision Zero Law Could Be a Boon for Bike Lanes
The Rules That Made U.S. Roads So Deadly
Racial Inequity in Traffic Enforcement
D.C. ‘Walk to School’ Crash Underscores Need For New Urgency on Vision Zero
Traffic fatalities across the US rose in 2020 but not in Fremont. What did the city do differently?
“Biking Where Black” study shows relationship between lack of bike lanes, heavy ticketing
America’s car crash epidemic
U.S. Traffic Deaths Continued to Spike in 2021
US DOT Promises National Safe Systems Approach After Historic Death Surge
A turning point for America’s deadly roads?
Four Ways ‘Automobility’ Shapes Our Lives — Besides Crashes and Climate
STUDY: Better Bike Policy Could Prevent 15K U.S. Deaths Every Year — And Not Just in Crashes
The Deadly Myth That Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes
Infrastructure Law Could Advance Health Equity
Putting the Pieces Together: Addressing the Role of Behavioral Safety in the Safe System Approach
To cut traffic deaths, safety groups call for an approach that factors in human error
Why Road Safety Is About More Than Just Crash Data
How the Dutch Delivered a Traffic Safety Revolution
What’s In the Groundbreaking New USDOT Safety Strategy — and What’s Missing
Grading Secretary Pete’s New Road-Safety Plan
As Traffic Deaths Spike, U.S. Pledges New Safety Strategy
‘It Ain’t 94 Percent’: NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy Discusses the Role of Human Error in Car Crashes
The Speed Limit in Every City Should be 20 MPH
Why Vision Zero is a Human Rights Issue For the Deaf — and the Rest of the Disability Community
The Reckless Driver Narrative is Reckless. Stop Spreading It.
Taking on Traffic Laws: A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility
Buttigieg sends $5 billion to cities for safety as road deaths soar
The US government finally realizes that cars kill people outside the vehicle, too
Stop blaming victims for traffic violence
Cities Must Follow Through on Road Safety Plans. Here’s How.
NO SURPRISE: Feds Report Double-Digit Increase in Road Deaths in 2021
A 3-D Approach to Public Investment
Beyond Highways: Funding Clean Transportation through the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Crash Course
When Cities Made Monuments to Traffic Deaths
As US Road Deaths Rise, France Is Safer Than Ever. Why?
Why Isn’t There a Canadian Traffic Safety Crisis?
Why French and US Road Deaths Went In Dramatically Different Directions
We Need Electric School Buses, And We Need More Students Walking and Biking to School
Hoboken Hasn’t Had a Traffic Death in Four Years. What’s It Doing Right?
Racial Justice, Pedestrian Safety Fuel Jaywalking Debate
OPINION: How To Use the Money Available for Safe Streets
Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2022
Study Seeks To Get Cops To Write Better Crash Reports
US Road Fatalities Soared in Early 2022
Too many Americans live in places built for cars — not for human connection
How the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Could Fast-Track Harmful Highway Boondoggles
How Finland Put Traffic Crashes on Ice
A Global Push for More ‘15-Minute Cities’
Local Leaders Will Advise States on Road Safety Under New US Plan
How to engage with new elected leaders
Where ‘Vision Zero’ Is Working
Opinion: What If We’re Thinking About Impaired Driving All Wrong?
The Cities Keeping Their Car-Free Spaces
How Jersey City Got to Zero Traffic Deaths on Its Streets
Assessing safety for the most vulnerable road users
Road Deaths Surged Alongside Covid — But Who Died, Exactly?
NTSB Chair on Vision Zero and the Safety Problems of Heavy EVs
Cities should not just build green transport but actively dismantle car infrastructure
The Dangers of Driving Are Way More Normalized Than We Think
Foot Traffic Ahead 2023
Repealing jaywalking laws to refocus on street design
Kids’ Psychology Effects How They Behave Around Cars — And Regulators Should Take Note
The Case for Legalizing Jaywalking
Secretary Pete’s safe streets plan won’t succeed if engineers continue business as usual
How Communities Balance Speed and Safety on the Roads
The Sensitivity That Killed Frank Radaker
States Consider Ending Right on Red to Address Rising Pedestrian Deaths
Raising Kids Would Be So Much Better Without Cars
Study: Why Repealing Helmet Laws Doesn’t Necessarily Decrease Helmet Use
New Law Would Honor Legacy of Slain Cyclist Sarah Langenkamp By Helping Cities Fill Bike Network Gaps
Op-Ed: Some Thoughts on Improving the Public Right of Way
The Real Reason Why So Many Americans Drive Distracted
Arrested Mobility Report
When Waiting For the Bus In a Wheelchair Becomes an Act of Protest
If I Eat at a Chain Restaurant, Does That Make Me a Bad Local Advocate?
The Planning Commission - America Walks with Mike McGinn
Creating safe streets for all users takes community engagement, funding, transportation leaders say
We Can Have It All: Shorter Commutes, Less Traffic. Why Aren’t We Doing It?
Now is the Time to Address Safety on State-Owned Roads
Trapped Under Trucks
Why Regulators Are Ignoring 90% Of ‘Underride’ Crash Deaths — And Not Counting Vulnerable Road Users At All
In Conversation With an Expert: Ellen Zavisca of Knoxville-Knox County Planning
The Problems With Police Crash Reports
A 74-year old Democrat in Congress pushing to make roads safer thinks 'the bicycle is the key to much of what ails us'
Push for transit, walkable communities growing across US
New federal guidance unveiled for bicycle, pedestrian and micromobility projects
NHTSA Proposes a Pass-Fail Pedestrian Safety Rating for Vehicles
Physical activity is a magic bullet for our health. So what’s holding us back?
Five Better Ways to Do Traffic Safety Education Beyond PSAs
Less Driving Is Possible — And These US Communities Are Already Doing It
Getting to zero traffic fatalities will take more than infrastructure funds, experts say
Jersey City Achieved Zero Traffic Deaths on Its Streets. Here’s How They Did It.
Safe Streets for All: An Opportunity To Rethink Traffic Enforcement
Why American Cities Still Aren’t Accessible After 33 Years of the ADA
Protect kids from getting hit by cars through road safety policy changes, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges
Ever-larger cars and trucks are causing a safety crisis on US streets – here’s how communities can fight back
Completing Sidewalk Networks: Benefits and Costs
When It Comes To Transportation Problems, All Roads Lead Back To Cars
How a Public Health Approach to Road Safety Could Save Lives
Everyone Involved Was Following The Law
America has the world’s safest air travel but sucks so bad at car safety
I use a wheelchair and I want more bike lanes
What a Week Without Driving Can Teach
Walkable cities are not a culture war, but a necessity in the 21st century
What is the Life of a Dead Pedestrian Worth?
‘Moto-normativity’: why cycling professor wants Australians to rethink how we use our roads
New cars are supposed to be getting safer. So why are fatalities on the rise?
We Need to Calm Down
Reimagining Streets for Safe, Active, and Joyful Trips to School
How To Get Your Fire Department on Board With Narrowing Streets
Mobility Safety from a Feminist Perspective
How Air Pollution Intersects with Unsafe Streets
Black Friday Parking 2023: Help Us Turn Bad Land Use Into Better Policy
Living Without Refuge: How the Housing Crisis Fuels Traffic Violence
My Neighborhood Is a Place
Study: Yes, SUVs Are Deadlier Than Cars — But on Fast Arterials, Pedestrians Die No Matter What
Are Complete Streets there yet? We’re just getting started
Building a bike-friendly city
Why So Many U.S. Drivers Think Speeding Is Perfectly Safe
The Calculus of Crossing the Street
Why Are So Many American Pedestrians Dying at Night?
The Other Reason American Pedestrian Deaths are Rising After Dark
Traffic Deaths And Injuries Cost $1.8 Trillion To The Global Economy: Report
Hundreds of Vision Zero Projects Get Mega Biden Bucks
Feds tout pedestrian, cyclist safety measures in new road design rules
Rules of the Road Get a Long-Awaited Update in the US
Feds, Advocates Talk About What’s In The New MUTCD (And What Isn’t)!
Eleventh Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices brings modern bicycle facilities
The rules of the road are changing, but not fast enough for everyone
From Austin to Anchorage, U.S. cities opt to ditch their off-street parking minimums
In a win for the climate, urban speed limits are dropping
What We’re Getting Wrong about Vision Zero & Lessons for 2024
Why Cities Need to Invest in Active Mobility for the Climate and Economy
Rethinking Streets to Drive Commerce and Connection – Not Just Cars
The effect of front-end vehicle height on pedestrian death risk
50 Years Since Nixon’s ‘National Speed Limit’: A Tale of Missed Opportunities
The Economist is wrong to claim car-addicted US cities are more accessible than Europe’s, here’s why
How Parking Reform Is Helping Transform American Cities
The key to happiness might be living within walking distance of a coffee shop
What Vision Zero Has And Hasn't Accomplished