The AV Revolution Probably Won’t Revolutionize Parking in Dense CitiesBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Replacing human drivers with self-driving taxis might not actually remove many space-wasting parking lots from dense American cities, according to a new study that throws doubt onto one of the core arguments in favor of the autonomous vehicle revolution.
Study: Pedestrian Death Rate More Than 2x Higher in Historically Red-Lined NeighborhoodsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Communities that were red-lined in the 1930s are still experiencing more than twice the rate of pedestrian deaths today than more privileged neighborhoods — and we can't achieve Vision Zero until we reckon with racist and classist policies that contribute to the disparity, a groundbreaking new study argues.
Study: Screenings for Aging Drivers Cut Crashes — But They Have a DownsideBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Simply taking away the licenses of older drivers who show signs of dementia without addressing the dangers of the car-dependent communities in which they live may not deliver as many safety benefits as policymakers hope.
The Brake Podcast: What Does It Take To Start Your Own Bikeshare?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Most bikeshare rides taken on U.S. soil happen in a handful of gigantic cities, on systems maintained by big corporations. But at YoGo Bikeshare in Youngstown, Ohio, Ronnell Elkins and his team are building a bespoke micromobility option specifically for his neighbors — and hoping to create a model for other small cities to combat car dependency.
Denver Gave E-Bike Subsidies — And Unleashed a Transportation RevolutionBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Denver's decision to invest in its climate and economic future by helping residents buy e-bikes is already paying off for the region, new data shows. So why can't we have nice things?
Bright SUV Headlights are Making Roads Less SafeBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Blindspots the size of a pre-school classroom. Hulking curb weights. Tall, aggressive hoods that can easily strike a fully-grown adult at the level of the neck.
Sustainable Transport Advocates Decry ‘Precision Scheduled Railroading’ After Ohio DerailmentBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
"We’ve got a get a handle on this as industry, and we've got to do it as soon as possible," one rail leader said.
Report: Pedestrian Death Rate Increased 9x Faster Than Population During COVIDBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Pedestrian deaths are continuing to skyrocket as the pandemic drags on, with the death rate for walkers eclipsing the rate of population growth.
Here’s How State DOTs Can Help the Unhoused — On and Off the RoadBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new study finds that departments of transportation can and must do more to protect a particularly vulnerable group: the unhoused people who take shelter on and alongside American roads.
Why Won’t Pols Give Up Driving for Just a Week — Even When Asked Nicely?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Such "challenges" generate a flurry of local news coverage ... but not a lot of participation. No wonder most lawmakers have the "windshield perspective."
The French Understand the Roadway Danger of Toxic MasculinityBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new French safety campaign is warning parents that they may play a far bigger role in preventing car crashes than they might think.
Inside How — and Why — Insurance Companies Sell Policies to the Most Dangerous DriversBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
When drivers are too dangerous to buy traditional insurance, states often require insurance companies to sell it to them anyway at steep cost. Is that a good thing for safety?