Posts tagged with 'congestion'
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Top 10 Posts
Decade of Action for Road Safety: Top 10 Posts
This post is part of a series related to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, the United Nations will officially launch the Decade of Action for Road Safety, an effort to curb road ...
"Smarter Traveler" App Manages Traffic Flow
IBM, along with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California Center for Innovative Transportation at the University of California, Berkeley, announced a new effort to develop an intelligent transportation solution in managing traffic flow. The application, accessible through compatible smart ...
Study finds 83 percent of bike commuters have bike lanes for less than half of their ride. Photo by Richard Masoner.
Research Recap, April 11: Bike Lane Shortage, Cyclist Demographics, Electric Vehicle Investments
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. BIKE LANE SHORTAGE A British national survey by cycle insurance provider, Cycleguard, finds that 83 percent ...
Although the U.S. has been experiencing a decline in road fatalities, congestion continues to rise. Photo by dbking.
U.S. Traffic Fatalities Decline Despite a Rise in Congestion
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a 3 percent decrease in road fatalities between 2009 and 2010, which still adds up to 32,788 deaths. According to LaHood, last year’s traffic fatalities fell to the lowest levels since 1949, despite a 0.7 percent increase ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
TheCityFix Picks, April 1: Planning Regulations, Robotic Battery Replacement, Crumbling Bridges
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
One of the projects funded by 30/10 will be the four-mile extension of the Metro Orange Line in Los Angeles County, complete with bikeways and pedestrian paths. Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive.
America Fast Forward: Innovating Transportation
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited Washington, D.C. yesterday to garner support for a national expansion of his 30/10 transportation initiative, called America Fast Forward. In November 2008, two-thirds of Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R, an initiative committing a half-cent ...
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