Public supports system preservation, why not politicians?

By Eric Sundquist More evidence that the public strongly supports system preservation comes from a survey performed for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. When asked to rank the importance of a variety of potential priorities for WisDOT, preservation came out on top by a wide margin with

Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities: Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes (TRB, 2012)

This report is an update to a series from TRB examining how travelers respond to different types of transportation infrastructure, facilities, and policies. This chapter examines pedestrian and bicyclist behavior and travel demand outcomes in a relatively broad sense. It  focuses on the

New Chicago plan aims for zero traffic deaths in ten years

By Robbie Webber The city of Chicago is going for zero in 2022. In an ambitious transportation plan released last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and DOT Commissioner Gabe Klein lay out their vision of no traffic fatalities within ten years, down from the current average of 50. It’s a bold goal,

Safety-based Prioritization of Schools for Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Projects: A Process for Transportation Professionals (National Center for Safe Routes to School, 2012)

This guide describes a straightforward way to identify the schools and specific locations that have the greatest need for pedestrian infrastructure improvements. First, it helps readers prioritize schools – identifying the schools with the greatest need and the greatest potential for

Did previous TIGER grants allocate too much to bike-ped projects?

Some alternative transportation advocates believe legislative language could effectively ban bike and pedestrian projects from the 2012 TIGER Program. Along with the possibility that Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trail, and Safe Routes to School dedicated funding programs may be