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How Many Roundabouts Are in the United States?

It’s the kind of question many of us assume has always been answerable—carefully tracked by some data-crunching agency since New York’s Columbus Circle opened in…

How Many Roundabouts Are in the United States? How Many Roundabouts Are in the United States?
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Standing Together For Racial Justice

I’m proud to work for an organization that creates space to have difficult conversations and listen to one another. As our nation reels from and…

Standing Together For Racial Justice
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Taking Transportation Safety Beyond Engineering Improvements

The Role of LRSPs, SSARs, and Vision Zero Plans in Multidisciplinary Safety Planning   Where there are transit stops, there are people walking. If there’s…

Taking Transportation Safety Beyond Engineering Improvements Taking Transportation Safety Beyond Engineering Improvements Taking Transportation Safety Beyond Engineering Improvements
Ideas Who's Holding Up The (Electric) Bus?

Who’s Holding Up the (Electric) Bus?

Electric buses have zero tailpipe emissions, are quieter, easier to maintain, and have lower lifecycle costs than diesel buses. Despite drawbacks including higher upfront costs…

Who’s Holding Up the (Electric) Bus?
Ideas NCHRP 07-25: Guide for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety at Alternative and Other Intersections and Interchanges

NCHRP 07-25: A Game of “20 Questions” That Looks Out For Pedestrians & Bicyclists At Intersections

In a Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersection, a driver makes a right turn, travels about 500 feet, then enters a left-turn lane to make a…

NCHRP 07-25: A Game of “20 Questions” That Looks Out For Pedestrians & Bicyclists At Intersections NCHRP 07-25: A Game of “20 Questions” That Looks Out For Pedestrians & Bicyclists At Intersections NCHRP 07-25: A Game of “20 Questions” That Looks Out For Pedestrians & Bicyclists At Intersections
Ideas The Pros, Cons, and Future of E-Scooters

Two Transportation Planners Debate: Are E-Scooters Here to Stay?

We’re always in favor of a little friendly debate. It helps us stay open and gain new perspectives, especially around transportation topics that are shrouded…

Two Transportation Planners Debate: Are E-Scooters Here to Stay? Two Transportation Planners Debate: Are E-Scooters Here to Stay?
Ideas Collecting Traffic Counts When There's No Traffic

Collecting Traffic Counts When There’s No Traffic

Developing Proxy Traffic Volume Estimates During COVID-19 Pandemic Conditions   The COVID-19 pandemic has developed so rapidly that there has been very little opportunity for…

Collecting Traffic Counts When There’s No Traffic Collecting Traffic Counts When There’s No Traffic Collecting Traffic Counts When There’s No Traffic Collecting Traffic Counts When There’s No Traffic