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Adele Peters

9 January 2020

Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway saw zero pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2019. The success comes from infrastructure redesign, increased traffic enforcement, overall policy prioritization of road safety, and collaboration between resid...

The Trace

Champe Barton

8 January 2020

United States

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The ALICE Training Institute provides active-shooter training for schools around the United States. The organization’s website says that 18 schools have had success using its protocol, and yet an investigation by The ...

The Trace

Sylvia Varnham O'Regan

13 December 2019

United States

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The ALICE Training Institute, a for-profit offering active shooter training, teaches participants to take a proactive approach to active shooters, differing from the long-held lock down approach. And while they’ve gro...

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Monica Eng

7 December 2019

Gary, Indiana, United States

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Chicago has thousands of miles of lead pipes supplying water to homes and business, and they all need to be replaced because of the risk of contaminatng drinking water. Although this task is difficult, three other cit...

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Nina Riggio

22 November 2019

Pueblo, Colorado, United States

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A community in Pueblo, Colorado comprised of around 1,700 homes are living within the Colorado Smelter Superfund site which increases their chances of exposure to lead- and arsenic-tainted soil. Many are not aware of ...

CityLab

Andrew Small

22 November 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Electric scooter companies across the United States brainstorm and pilot creative ideas to get their riders to focus more intently on scoot safety. One e-scooter company, Bird, has launched a pilot that asks riders to...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

21 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An extensive investigation that, despite implementing an initiative called "Vision Zero" that aims to eliminate traffic and pedestrian fatalities, many cities still struggle to reduce the number of fatalities, year-ov...

CityLab

Andrew Small

11 November 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results.  

LAist

Sharon McNary

31 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In and around Los Angeles, firefighters have been able to better respond to wildfires because of better equipment and more personnel. With more off-road trucks, fire helicopters, fire engines, and a new supercomputer ...

CityLab

Andrew Small

29 October 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York City's Asphalt Art Initiative - created by Bloomberg Philanthropies - addresses pedestrian and traffic safety by taking to the streets and creating visual traffic flows with just a can of paint. Simple design...

Wired

Louise Matsakis

24 October 2019

Austell, Georgia, United States

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Cobb County, Georgia installed new license plate surveillance technology, loaned to them by the Atlanta-based company, Flock Safety. After installation, the test area saw a dramatic decrease in crime, to which Flock t...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

17 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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A plan to redesign Market Street in San Francisco uses a controversial approach used by cities around the world: eliminating personal cars entirely. This bicycle, pedestrian and bus-oriented layout approach reduces tr...

Dayton Daily News

Will Garbe

13 October 2019

Minnesota, United States

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Ohio’s drinking water has tested positive for PFAS chemicals, so state officials are looking at what has worked in other states to fund the process of restoring a clean drinking water supply. In Michigan, this looks l...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

7 October 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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In order to cut back on automotive emissions and traffic within the city center, Amsterdam has introduced road-dividing "cuts" - called "knips" in Dutch - along major roadways to make travel in the city center easier ...

CityLab

Laura Laker

27 September 2019

London, England

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In an effort to promote safe streets and bicycle and pedestrian safety, Officials in Tower Hamlets, an East London neighborhood, closed down a main community road to car traffic - and it didn't go well. But local offi...

Vox

Madeline Marshall

11 September 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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While most Americans and politicians from across the partisan aisle support universal background checks for firearm purchases, that system has shown to not be as effective as many think. Instead, states are implementi...

The Outlook

Nate Mann

29 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In an effort to create more effective helmets, developers and consumers have come up against both cost and technological concerns. Building helmets that protect against concussions is challenging, and those that have ...

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Tom Miller

18 August 2019

Round Rock, Texas, United States

Broadcast TV News

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In one Texas school district, bus drivers are trained to watch out for signs of distress and depression in students and report any irregular behavior to the school.

Associated Press

Jake Bleiberg

16 August 2019

Haslet, Texas, United States

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With people across the United States living in constant fear of mass shootings, in these despondent times, some churches paying companies to train and arm their members in preparation. While the FBI and other security...

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Tim McNicholas

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15 August 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Some public parking garages in Chicago are taking added measures to ensure the cars parked inside remain safe. In such easily accessible places, making sure the right people get in is important, which is why some gara...

Washington Post

Marisa Iati

13 August 2019

Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Across the United States, cities are letting residents pay off their parking tickets with donations to local organizations. For set periods of time, cities like Muncie and Las Vegas write off traffic tickets – as long...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Melanie Vujkovic

16 July 2019

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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In Brisbane, the Queensland police officers have been adopting practices to strengthen community engagement with the goal of making the city’s residents feel safer. Some initiatives include learning Mandarin to better...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

28 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

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In London, a new initiative called Junior Roadwatch is engaging children as traffic safety enforcers. Around one particularly busy and dangerous section of road, drivers who are caught speeding have two options: get a...

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Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

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18 June 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Arizona’s Department of Transportation is taking steps to reduce dust-related car crashes with the help of over $50 million in federal funding. Changes include making the highway wider, improving radar detection of du...

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Carl Hunnell

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12 June 2019

Shelby, Ohio, United States

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A rural intersection in Shelby, Ohio has received a safety makeover: new paving and rumble strips. The intersection was the site of a fatal car accident in May 2019 and Josh Boggs – a father who lost family members in...

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