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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 >

What are best practices for bike parking?

Bicycle parking includes any type of facility for securely storing a bicycle on a short or long-term basis, from a simple bicycle rack located outdoors to secure, high-capacity indoor bicycle parking facilities. ...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 >

How can we make bicycle/pedestrian connections in cul-de-sac developments?

Safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian travel options and connectivity are crucial to building an efficient, functional, sustainable transportation system. Culs-de-sac can create barriers to such a system. ...more >

How can we make bicycle/pedestrian connections in cul-de-sac developments?

Safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian travel options and connectivity are crucial to building an efficient, functional, sustainable transportation system. Culs-de-sac can create barriers to such a system. ...more >

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a road diet?

The road diet is a relatively new concept. Many roadways have been overbuilt to keep pace with increases in automobile travel but some roadways actually perform worse with the additional lanes. A road diet solves this problem by removing unneeded lanes or narrowing existing travel lanes to reallocate space for other needs ( ...more >

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a road diet?

The road diet is a relatively new concept. Many roadways have been overbuilt to keep pace with increases in automobile travel but some roadways actually perform worse with the additional lanes. A road diet solves this problem by removing unneeded lanes or narrowing existing travel lanes to reallocate space for other needs ( ...more >

Do roundabouts work for bicycles and pedestrians?

Modern roundabouts by their design require motorists to slow down typically to less than 25 mph (40 km/h), and preferably 15 mph (25 km/h) to proceed through the intersection. The literature shows that, ...more >