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Using Transportation Modeling to Support Safe Evacuations

Evacuation planning is anything but simple. Though we like to use the word “plan,” the reality is natural disasters are wildly unpredictable in nature. Try…

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A New FHWA Guide on Why Crosswalk Marking Design Matters

The FHWA Guide for Marked Crosswalk Design, Spacing, Placement, and Safety draws attention to the effects of crosswalk design. Read on to learn how we conducted this analysis and what our research revealed.

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Making Quick-Builds and Innovative Designs Truly Accessible for People with Visual Disabilities

Quick-build project hallmarks—temporary materials, rapid installation times, and modularity—allow many projects to overcome accessibility obstacles, like a lack of political will or funding. For users with disabilities, quick-builds can provide more immediate relief than more permanent counterparts.

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Using Regional Speeding Data to Improve Safety in Orlando

MetroPlan Orlando—the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Central Florida—uses Connected Vehicle data to identify roadways throughout the region where high speeds may be contributing to more crashes and unsafe conditions for people driving, walking, biking, or moving.

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How the Highway Safety Improvement Program Saves Lives

Highlights of the Highway Safety Improvement Program, which backs the efforts of States and local agencies to proactively prevent severe crashes via safety infrastructure improvements.

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One-Stop Shop: NCHRP Research Report 992 Offers a Handy Overview of Pedestrian Analysis

The Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program released Research Report 992: Guide to Pedestrian Analysis to help provide guidance and methods for developing safe, functional, and attractive facilities for people who walk.

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Safety in Numbers: How Quick Build Projects Are Playing an Artful Role in Securing D.C.’s Streets

Quick builds make streets safer and more comfortable for vulnerable users and allow D.C. to uphold its promise to citizens to reduce traffic-related fatalities and injuries.

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Signal Timing for Pedestrians and Bicyclists: Highlights from NCHRP Research Report 969

NCHRP Research Report 969 describes a toolbox of treatments to better address the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists at signalized intersections.

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Ideas for Incorporating Safety into Traffic Impact Analyses

Driven by California Senate Bill 743 (SB 743) and statewide safety goals, Caltrans has added more safety considerations into their review process for new development projects. Here is what Caltrans looks for in this additional review.

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