Dangerous By Design 2019
Between 2008 and 2017, drivers struck and killed 49,340 people who were walking on streets all across the United States. That’s more than 13 people per day, or one person every hour and 46 minutes. It’s the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of people crashing—with no survivors—every single month.
Dangerous by Design 2019 takes a closer look at this alarming epidemic.
We can and must do more to reduce the number of people who die while walking every day on our roadways. For too long we have disregarded this problem by prioritizing moving cars at high speeds over safety for everyone. It’s past time for that to change. Protecting the safety of all people who use the street—especially the people most vulnerable to being struck and killed—needs to be a higher priority for policymakers, and this priority must be reflected in the decisions we make about how to fund, design, operate, maintain, and measure the success of our roads.
Reducing Demand for Vehicle Trips in Cities
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE'S TRANSFORMATIVE URBAN MOBILITY PROGRAM – Many cities have realized they cannot build themselves out of traffic jams by adding new roads and parking lots. An alternative is managing the demand for urban trips (called travel demand management). An interesting subset of demand management is to require companies to devise flexible ways to change how their employees commute.
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The Role of Companies in Improving Urban Mobility
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE'S TRANSFORMATIVE URBAN MOBILITY PROGRAM – This guide describes how a government authority can prepare a Trip Reduction Ordinance. It also describes the elements of a Workplace Travel Plan to meet the requirements of a Trip Reduction Ordinance.
Center for Transportation Equity Decisions and Dollars
Fragmentation of Local Governments Has Direct and Lasting Impact on Regional Transit Service and Future Planning, Study says
Most American metropolitan areas feature a core city, as well as numerous independently-governed smaller cities adjacent to it. These patchworks of communities must coordinate to provide public transit, which is often very difficult. Resulting in large gaps in the system—areas where residents can’t get to work, medical appointments, jobs and school without a car...As planners work to design, fund, and build truly regional transit networks that serve these patchworks, they face increasingly complex and expensive obstacles to building lasting regional integration.
Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation
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Learning Module: Public-Private Partnerships (PPP or P3)
Transit agencies and local and regional governments have long used public-private partnerships (PPPs or P3s) for a variety of purposes, including leveraging funding to finance large capital projects and increasing operating efficiencies. According to the Federal Transit Administration, P3s “are essentially a form of procurement” rather than an innovative form of financing. The key element for P3s is that there is a single point of contact between the public agency and the private partner, and the private partner assumes a degree of both the scope and the risks of the project.
NLC releases micromobility guide for cities
National League of Cities – The guide outlines challenges and recommendations for integrating dockless bike and e-scooter programs. Read More
Visualizing Disparities: How Mapping and Big Data Can Provide Insight into Social Equity Indicators
Inside Big Data – Ragi Burhum, CEO and Cofounder of AmigoCloud, a mapping platform, offering collaborative mobile applications and BigGeodata analysis, discusses how we live in a world where the richest one percent own 45 percent of the global wealth. Everyone from scientists to politicians have been grappling with this growing inequality gap, trying to pinpoint why certain groups of people, and certain communities, amass unprecedented levels of wealth, while others do not. However, thanks to advancements in mapping and big data, experts are now finding answers, or at least uncovering root causes. Read More
Sidewalk Labs releases street design principles
Sidewalk Labs – The company’s mobility lead Willa Ng said it would test them by installing prototypes“to gauge how drivers, pedestrians and cyclists react.”
New interactive tool tracks transit ridership in America’s cities
6sqft – Transit Insights, a new visual tool from TransitCenter allows you to compare the country’s transit systems in recent years while looking into factors like regional population changes and density, fare prices, operating costs and how many miles the system covers.
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