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Cities Zero In On Safety

Ambitious, rapidly expanding Vision Zero movement seeks to end vehicular deaths
By Josh Stephens

WTC transit hubHow do you get from 38,000 to zero? It’s a life-or-death question that has fogged minds, baffled and simply eluded policymakers, transportation professionals and the general public for years.Thirty-eight thousand is the number of people killed nationwide in motor vehicle accidents, including pedestrians, in 2014. ...

Eyes on the Streets

Apps, Intelligent Transportation Systems Improving Safety for Pedestrians
By Karl Vilacoba

Philadelphia muralOn a busy city street in Minneapolis, a blind pedestrian needs help figuring out his next move. He pulls out a cell phone, points it straight ahead and taps the screen once. A recorded voice provides information about his location, the street’s geometry and what direction he’s heading.  ...

Creative Crossings

Changing the Function and Design of Crosswalks
By Jessica Zimmer

Red Los Angeles busCross Ocean Avenue at Broadway in Santa Monica, California and you can see the sun slowly rising, painting the sky in oranges and reds. This vibrant scene, with the Pacific Ocean in the distance, is visible at any time of day—it’s painted on the pavement.  Santa Monica is one of many cities across North America that has been getting creative with crosswalks at busy intersections. ...

Greenways Aiming High

High Line Success Inspires Projects Around the Globe
By Melissa Hayes

car-shaped bike rackIn St. Louis, a non-profit group is seeking to integrate an abandoned train trestle into its ambitious plans to complete a 600-mile trail network connecting rivers, parks and communities. In Chicago, the city this year celebrated the first birthday of The 606, a recreation trail along an abandoned rail line. In New Jersey, the City of Newark is planning to expand the initial phase of its Riverfront Park ...

Encouraging Street Smarts

New Jersey Pedestrian Safety Campaign Aims to Improve Behaviors, Reduce Fatalities
By Mark Solof

Harrison apartmentsThey're called smartphone zombies. Walking head down, so engaged in their phones they don't notice other people around them, obstacles in their path or oncoming traffic. Waking them up from their cell phones is one of the focuses of the "Heads Up, Phones Down" message ...