Tag: pedestrian safety

London’s congestion pricing has saved lives

London’s congestion pricing has saved lives

| March 11, 2015

Congestion pricing is saving lives and preventing injuries in dramatic numbers in London, inside and outside of the congestion zone. A new study, The Guardian reports, finds that accidents have been reduced by 40% since 2003, when a £5 (approximately $7.50) charge was implemented that year (it was later upped to £8, about $12; then […]

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Evolving politics of NYC’s “failure to yield” law

Evolving politics of NYC’s “failure to yield” law

| January 5, 2015

Some New York City bus drivers were up in arms after a fellow driver was arrested for failing to yield and fatally hitting a pedestrian in Brooklyn just before Christmas. The drivers, who protested by refusing to leave three bus depots for an hour and halting service, were soon back on the job, according to […]

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Annual traffic fatalities at historic low, but cyclist deaths up

Annual traffic fatalities at historic low, but cyclist deaths up

| December 23, 2014

Highway drivers received some good news last week: Overall highway fatalities have dropped by 25% since 2004, and by 3.1% since 2012, according to 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Yet some of the most compelling data released shows a number […]

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Philadelphia’s bicycle infrastructure falls behind those of sister cities, report finds

Philadelphia’s bicycle infrastructure falls behind those of sister cities, report finds

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Of the country’s ten most populous cities, Philadelphia has the most bike commuters and enjoys more miles of bike lanes than any other place on the East Coast. All that may soon be a thing of the past if the city fails to recommit to improving its bicycle and other traffic infrastructure, according to a […]

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