Posts tagged with 'road safety'
In Memoriam: Constance “Tancy” Holden, 68, Cyclist
In Memoriam: Constance “Tancy” Holden, 68, Cyclist
Sad news about fatal traffic collision during this week’s Nuclear Summit. From the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Employees at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its journal Science today expressed shock and deep ...
Making Connecticut Ave Safer for Pedestrians
Making Connecticut Ave Safer for Pedestrians
Have you had an accident or a close call when walking along Connecticut Avenue? If so, you’re not alone. The arterial, one of Washington’s main streets, has some of the highest car speeds in the District, some of the shortest ...
Time to Dust Off Your Bike!
Time to Dust Off Your Bike!
If your bike has been buried under a pile of snow for the past couple months, or locked away in a closet, it’s time to take it out. Warm weather is here, and so are a couple important bike-related events: ...
U.N. General Assembly Declares "Decade of Action for Road Safety"
U.N. General Assembly Declares "Decade of Action for Road Safety"
The U.N. General Assembly proclaimed on Tuesday that 2011-2020 will be the “Decade of Action for Road Safety,” recognizing the “tremendous global burden” of fatalities and injuries resulting from road crashes each year. Road traffic crashes kill 1.2 million people ...
The Most Dangerous Roads in the World
The Most Dangerous Roads in the World
What is the one thing that can top a four-level interchange? How about a five-level interchange, like the Puxi Viaduct in Shanghai, ranked fourth in Waze.com’s list of the most complicated and dangerous roads in the world. Among the list ...
New Report: Biking and Walking Could Save Lives
New Report: Biking and Walking Could Save Lives
A “lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S.,” according to a new report released today by the Alliance for Biking & Walking. Here are some of ...
U.S. Stimulus “Jobs Bill” Signals Major Opportunity to Improve Safety and Save Money
U.S. Stimulus “Jobs Bill” Signals Major Opportunity to Improve Safety and Save Money
By mandating or incentivizing Fix it First and transit projects, the Jobs Bill can create more jobs, save lives and alleviate fiscal constraints on communities
NPR Launches 'On the Road to Safety' Series
NPR Launches 'On the Road to Safety' Series
TheCityFix just came across this great series that American National Public Radio (NPR) began yesterday. The impetus for the series was the realization that apparently last year saw one of the lowest levels of driving fatalities in nearly 50 years. ...
Reading, Writing and…Walking?
Reading, Writing and…Walking?
Conveniently coinciding with the annual Walk21 conference in New York City, October 7th has been designated as International Walk to School Day. A handful of American students will grab their backpacks, tie their laces, and set off for school by ...
Caution! Strip Mall and Big Box Retailer Ahead!
Caution! Strip Mall and Big Box Retailer Ahead!
Strip malls need a makeover. Not just to look prettier, but to be safer and more accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and other people on the street. Photo by Dean Terry. On the beauty spectrum of community design, nothing’s uglier than ...
Why Do Drivers Get Mad at Bikers?
Why Do Drivers Get Mad at Bikers?
Sarah Goodyear asks a good question: “What is it about bicycles that drives some motorists so crazy?” Her answer is that while yes, bikes do sometimes slow down cars, she “sometimes think[s] that drivers hate on bicyclists so much because, ...
Thoughts on the Metro Hearing
Thoughts on the Metro Hearing
For the liveblog that I’ll be commenting on, click here. Below are my random thoughts on the whole hearing. On one level, I feel silly writing anything at all. This was largely, as far as I could tell, Eleanor Holmes ...
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
After the Red Line, the big local news story today is the District’s huge budget shortfall. As reported in the City Paper and the Post, the District is short $340 million over the next two years, largely due to low ...
Dangerous Roads in India Require New Policies
Dangerous Roads in India Require New Policies
In India, 105,725 people were killed and 452,922 people were injured in road traffic crashes in 2006, and the fatalities can be expected to grow to 260,000 in 2030, unless new policies are implemented, according to a study by Mohan, ...
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
Students Compete in Virtual Bike Race Around the World
The U.K.-based sustainable transport charity Sustrans is launching a month-long “virtual bike race” with adventurer Alastair Humphreys to encourage kids to bike to school, according to Bike Biz. The contest targets 20,000 students from 140 schools across England. Over the ...
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