Motor vehicles remain the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 35,000 people every year (along with the eight people hospitalized and 99 people treated and released for every one person who dies).

According to the CDC, motor vehicles remain the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 35,000 people every year (along with the eight people hospitalized and 99 people treated and released for every one person who dies). We Can’t Stop Global Warming Without Reducing Driving, By Angie Schmitt, Dec 18, 2018, StreetsBlog Electric vehicles aren’t going to cut it, emissions-wise. That’s one …

Janette Sadik-Khan: Car Crashes Are an Epidemic We Can Solve

“Government and public health officials routinely face problems that exceed their capacities and powers. Traffic deaths are not one of them. Although the average transportation agency confines itself to repairing potholes, repaving roads, maintaining signs, and so on, there is much more that municipal governments can do. From 2007 to 2013, both of us worked in the New York City …

LEED Platinum City Denver and Paris’ transformation to a city where needs met within a 15-minute bike ride or 20 minute walk

Denver and Paris are leading cities in a climate and sustainability transformation. Paris needs to become a “15-minute city.” That’s the message from the manifesto of Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who is seeking re-election this March. Hidalgo has been leading a radical overhaul of the city’s mobility culture since taking office in 2014, and has already barred the most polluting vehicles from entry, …

Scientists analyzed 1,700 cities and determined how to design safe streets: When fewer people drive, fewer people are killed by cars

2-11-20, Fast Company. WORLD CHANGING IDEAS, Scientists analyzed 1,700 cities and determined how to design safe streets, by Kristin TOUSSAINT Every day, more than 3,700 people die on the world’s roads. Road traffic crashes result in more than a million deaths and tens of millions of injuries each year, and are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death globally by 2030, according …

Fossil fuel pollution from gas, coal and oil causes 3x the number of deaths as road traffic accidents globally and costs the economy $8bn a day, particularly harming children

Burning gas, coal and oil costs global economy $8bn a day and particularly harms children. By Matthew Taylor Tue 11 Feb 2020 Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is responsible for more than 4m premature deaths around the world each year and costs the global economy about $8bn a day, according to a study. The report, from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and …

Can we imagine a world where all belong and get to participate?

Belonging is based on the recognition of our full humanity without having to become something different or pretend we’re all the same. We have to construct stories that allow space for others. Our story cannot just be about us in the narrowest way, nor can it reproduce othering by consigning an other to be just a villain in our story. …

Setting speed limits based on safety, not driver behavior

The safe system approach to speed limits differs from the traditional view that drivers choose reasonable and safe speeds. In the safe system approach, speed limits are set according to the likely crash types, the resulting impact forces, and the human body’s ability to withstand these forces (Forbes and others 2012). It allows for human errors (that is, accepting humans …

How to end traffic (over 2.5 million wasted hours annually in the US): European cities offer a roadmap for life with fewer cars

And motor vehicles remain the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 35,000 people every year (along with the eight people hospitalized and 99 people treated and released for every one person who dies). By James Nevius, Curbed,  Jan 29, 2020 AmericansAmericans put over 13,000 miles on their vehicles every year. If car commercials are to be believed, this is all done off-roading into the woods …

The real problem with the NTSB’s mandatory bike helmet recommendation

Lloyd Alter lloydalterNovember 15, 2019 We covered this subject before but I got it wrong. Peter Flax of Bicycling Magazine got it right. After a woman in Ottawa was crushed to death during a right-hook by a concrete truck a few years ago, I was outraged by the spate of articles suggesting that maybe bike helmets should be made mandatory, as if …