Keith Benjamin Brings a Fresh Perspective to City Streets in CharlestonBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
After developing policies to make transportation systems more equitable with Anthony Foxx at U.S. DOT, Keith Benjamin is helming the city DOT in Charleston.
Honolulu’s Pedestrian-Blaming Law Sets Off a Round of CopycatsBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
Instead of reforming our transportation and land use policies to make walking safer, American cities are doubling down on a dysfunctional system by blaming pedestrians for their own deaths.
A Truck Driver Struck Three Black People Walking in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Police Charged the Victims.By Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
A truck driver struck and injured three young black men walking in Ville Platte, Louisiana, and the local authorities only want to penalize the victims.
Shreveport Mayor Votes to Bulldoze a Black Neighborhood to Build a HighwayBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
Mayor Ollie Taylor sided with economic development consultants, and against the wishes of her constituents living in the Shreveport neighborhood of Allendale.
Arlington Makes It Easier for Teachers to Stop Driving to SchoolBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
A first-of-its-kind program in Arlington, Virginia, uses incentives to encourage teachers to carpool, walk, or bike to school.
New Oregon Law Aims to Shed Light on Police Bias in Traffic StopsBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
You can't end discrimination in traffic stops if you don't know how bad the problem is, but only a handful of states collect comprehensive racial data on traffic enforcement. Now you can add one more to the list.
What Bike Planners Are Missing When They Design Projects in Black and Latino NeighborhoodsBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
If your local police force has a reputation for harassing people who look like you, and your neighborhood gets a new bike lane, would that infrastructure be enough to make you feel comfortable riding?
Send Us Your Nominations for America’s Sorriest Bus StopBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
We need your help to fill out the field of bus stops that will compete for nationwide ridicule (and with it, a kick in the pants for local streets and transit agencies who are responsible).
Florida Admits Its High-Speed Streets Have to ChangeBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
Florida is the most dangerous state in the nation for walking and biking. To save lives, the state DOT is planning to lower speed limits and redesign streets to encourage safer driving.
Advice for Turning Dangerous State Roads Into Safe City StreetsBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
It's extra challenging to redesign a city street for safe walking and biking when that street is controlled by the state DOT. That's the case with Memorial Drive in Atlanta, a dangerous state road that runs more than five miles across the city.
Cell Phones Don’t Make Walking Dangerous — Car-Based Cities DoBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
Forget cell phone use or dark clothing. What makes walking dangerous are streets and cities that were shaped during the heyday of auto-sprawl.
How “Distracted Walking” Hype Puts Pedestrians at RiskBy Angie Schmitt | | No Comments
It's easier to blame pedestrian deaths on victims than to confront our responsibility to create a safer transportation system.