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What is a cycle track?

Cycle tracks are separated bicycle facilities that run alongside a roadway. Unlike bike lanes, cycle tracks are typically separated from automobile traffic by a physical barrier, such as parked cars, ...more >

How many bicyclists are killed and injured each year?

In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 630 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles and 51,000 were injured. These numbers represent approximately 2 percent of the total number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes. ...more >

What is the current 'state of the art' regarding the design of safe crosswalks, especially in urban settings?

Treatments to improve the safety of crosswalks include: Raised mid-point median. Pedestrian-initiated amber, overhead flashing lights. Stopline painted on the roadway some distance in advance of the crosswalk ( ...more >

Why doesn't our city install more traffic signals to help us cross the street?

Traffic signals are an important means of traffic control. When used properly (and where warranted) they can help improve safety, move more cars, and make it easier to cross the street. The number of crashes at an intersection ( ...more >

When should bicyclists ride on the sidewalk?

In general, bicyclists are better off using the road rather than the sidewalk. However, there may be times even confident cyclists sometimes choose to ride on the sidewalk because there is simply no safe place for them on the roadway. ...more >

Is it safer for bicyclists to ride with traffic or to ride against traffic?

Bicyclists should ride with traffic. One of the keys to safe bicycling is to be as predictable and as conspicuous as possible so that motorists always know you are there and can predict what you are going to do. ...more >

How safe do people feel bicycling?

The Omnibus Survey completed for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in February 2003 asked all respondents how safe they felt using different modes of transport. When asked, "How satisfied are you with how your local community is designed for making bike riding safe? ...more >

What is traffic justice?

Traffic justice is a term that describes another way to look at motor vehicle crashes, which kill more than 40,000 and injure several million people in America each year. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children and even young adults into their 30s. ...more >

What is traffic justice?

Traffic justice is a term that describes another way to look at motor vehicle crashes, which kill more than 40,000 and injure several million people in America each year. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children and even young adults into their 30s. ...more >

What is jaywalking?

Most state and local codes do not reference the term jaywalking; it is not officially defined. It is slang for crossing a street at a point other than an intersection or marked crosswalk, or crossing against a traffic signal indication. ...more >