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(INFOGRAPHIC) Obscure law could trigger 20mph New York City speed limit

(INFOGRAPHIC) Obscure law could trigger 20mph New York City speed limit

November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last week, we discussed how greatly improved pedestrian casualty rates had led neighborhoods to request localized changes to the New York City speed limit – but the NYCDOT claimed that they didn’t have the budget for the switch. Now, it looks like an oft-forgotten rule might mean trigger a speed limit drop not just in some […]

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How loud can my vehicle be?

How loud can my vehicle be?

November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

The law isn’t always loud and clear when it comes to legal noise levels for vehicles. In fact, legal levels vary by area, just as enforcement methods vary, too. What passes for whispering in some big cities might be construed as a shout in a rural area; and the same goes for car exhausts, mufflers, […]

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New Indiana I-67 interstate: a boondoggle?

New Indiana I-67 interstate: a boondoggle?

October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Business owners in Indiana and Kentucky are campaigning to build a new interstate, tentatively called the I-67, which would connect with the work-in-progress I-69 near Washington, IN, run south through Jasper and Owensboro, and later link with another highway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The high price tag of highway projects and the low usage of […]

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NHTSA test shows Tesla Model S safest car ever

NHTSA test shows Tesla Model S safest car ever

September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

The electric Tesla Model S aced a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) test, scoring a record 5.4 stars. Although the maximum published rating is 5 stars, actual results reveal that Tesla got a higher score. Tesla disrupts auto industry This rating should silence critics pointing out Tesla’s driving record is unproven since it is […]

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Train crash in Spain leads to calls for federal distracted driving laws in US

Train crash in Spain leads to calls for federal distracted driving laws in US

August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A train collision in Spain that killed 79 people – due to the operator talking on his cell phone – has pushed the U.S. to consider its own distracted driving policies. A Center for Disease Control and Prevention study reveals that distracted driving is a bigger problem in the U.S. than in Europe. Around one […]

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Transportation safety under Bloomberg’s reign

Transportation safety under Bloomberg’s reign

July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s epic 11-year-long reign over New York City draws to a close this fall, the politician-business magnate is fighting hard to pass a variety of reforms, from office buildings designed to fight obesity to improved gun control. Yet in the city whose drivers never sleep, one of Bloomberg’s key focuses has been […]

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Top 5 new developments in transportation

Top 5 new developments in transportation

July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s an exciting time for transportation – never before has getting from point A to point B been as fraught with questions about ease of use, customer experience, environmental implications and innovative progress as it is today. From dynamic parking pricing in San Francisco and taxi apps to world-changing bus rapid transport in Colombia, trends […]

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Boston neighborhoods try to be more walkable

Boston neighborhoods try to be more walkable

July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A city’s walkability is proportional to its economic prosperity, because walkable places do better business by attracting an influx of millennials who prefer easier commutes to larger homes. This shift toward pedestrian-friendly places then influences residential and commercial value and revenues earned in those neighborhoods- all contributing to the growth of a city. Besides being […]

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Washington D.C. residents against sidewalk biking

Washington D.C. residents against sidewalk biking

July 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Even though Washington D.C. bans bike riding on sidewalk in its central business district (CBD), some residents want reforms in its 30-year-old law that imposes limited restrictions on sidewalk biking. Cycling on sidewalks puts pedestrians’ safety at risk and leads to congestion on sidewalks, especially when biking has nearly doubled since 2007 in the city. […]

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Activists use art to save lives on the streets of Bogota, Columbia

Activists use art to save lives on the streets of Bogota, Columbia

June 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

  In 2003, the city hall of Santa Fe’ de Bogota together with Road Prevention Fund started a campaign called “Each star is a killed pedestrian” to pay a tribute to the 1500 pedestrians killed in road accidents in the preceding five years. The campaign appealed to the conscience of drivers and promoted safe driving […]

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