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Archive for the ‘Roads’ Category

NYC: Citizens Demand 20 MPH Slow Zones

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Streetfilms visited a well-attended event of 35 activists and volunteers in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. There’s a big push citiwide in NYC from many sides including traffic safety neighborhood groups, advocacy groups and NYC councilmembers to get Albany’s state government to pass a “home rule” law allowing NYC to set the city wide speed limit at 20 mph.

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California Household Travel Survey

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Table 1.2.2: Key 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey Trip Statistics (Weighted and expanded)

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION1.0 Executive SummaryThe 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) was a unique statewide, collaborative effort to gather travel information needed for regional and statewide travel and environmental models using the same instrument and methods across the state. Led by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the survey was jointly funded by the California Strategic Growth […]

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This Infra Week

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Streetsblog Parking Madness 2014

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
Parking Mad!
Report of Significant Rulemaking
Want to Build A Wildly Successful Startup?

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Minnesota Bike Lanes: Learning to Share the Road

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Minnesota Bike Lanes: Learning to Share the Road

Minnesota has a national reputation as one of the best states in the county for biking. Part of this acclaim includes hundreds of miles of on-street bike lanes. We talked with pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists in Minnesota in order to identify some common misconceptions about bike lanes. (Produced by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board.)

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This Infra Week

Friday, March 14th, 2014
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INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
Which Bike Lane Separator is Right For You?
Car Culture Reigns On
New Light-Rail Strategy Unveiled
And More…

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Pedestrian Roadway Crossing Behavior

Friday, March 14th, 2014
Human Factors Assessment of Pedestrian Roadway Crossing Behavior

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
Pedestrian–vehicle crashes are both common and deadly. In 2010, 13 percent of all fatal crashes involved pedestrians. Of these, 68.1 percent occurred outside intersections. As a result of thelarge proportion of pedestrian fatalities that occur at non-intersection locations, it is important toinvestigate the causal factors of these collisions. Despite the large proportion of crashes, little research has investigated the reasons pedestrians cross roadways at unmarked locations.

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Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Table 1 Trends in Pedestrian and All Other Motor Vehicle Fatalities, 2000-2012

GOVERNORS HIGHWAY SAFETY ASSOCIATION
Pedestrian fatalities in the United States decreased in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009,but increased in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The 15% increase in pedestrian deaths from 2009 to 2012 compares with a 3% decrease in all other motor vehicle deaths during the same time period.

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Campe Verde, AZ: What it Takes to Build a Climbing Lane

Monday, March 10th, 2014
Campe Verde, AZ: What it Takes to Build a Climbing Lane

Arizona DOT breaks it down by the numbers: the cost, time, dirt excavated and scheduled closures that go into creating a new climbing lane (for slower traffic going uphill) near Camp Verde, AZ.

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Montana Transportation by the Numbers

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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As Montana looks to retain its businesses, maintain its level of economic competitiveness and achieve further economic growth, the state will need to maintain and modernize its roads, highways and bridges by improving the physical condition of its transportation network and enhancing the system’s ability to provide efficient and reliable mobility for motorists and businesses. Making needed improvements to Montana’s roads, highways and bridges could also provide a significant boost to the state’s economy by creating jobs in the short term and stimulating long term economic growth as a result of enhanced mobility and access.

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Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Autonomous Vehicle Technology

RAND Corporation
Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology offers the possibility of fundamentally changing transportation. Equipping cars and light vehicles with this technology will likely reduce crashes, energy consumption, and pollution—and reduce the costs of congestion.

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