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Christian Science Monitor

Lindsey McGinnis

9 November 2020

London, United Kingdom

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The Tyre Collective, a project by four recent graduate students in London, is seeking to capture vehicle tire pollution, the microplastics that go into the air from the friction of tires. They have been developing a d...

Gazeta Wyborcza

Kacper Sulowski

22 September 2020

Lithuania

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A series of methodically planned and publicized measures to improve traffic safety have significantly lowered Lithuania's highway fatalities in what is now serving as a model for safety advocates in neighboring Poland...

The Community Voice

Bonita Gooch

27 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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When San Francisco courts stopped suspending drivers' licenses for failure to pay fees and fines, revenues actually increased. The reform, aimed at avoiding trapping poor people in endless cycles of debt and incarcera...

The New York Times

Christina Goldbaum

10 February 2020

New York, New York, United States

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New York City's traffic safety campaign Vision Zero has made heavy use of cameras to enforce speeding and red-law laws, with an 85% drop in severe injuries at the 150 intersections with red-light cameras. But, after a...

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

District of Columbia, Washington, 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.  

CityLab

Andrew Small

29 October 2019

New York, 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...

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...

WBBM-TV

Tim McNicholas

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...

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...

Richland Source

Carl Hunnell

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...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

10 June 2019

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Across the United States, cities are designing ways for wildlife to cross major roadways. Whether they’re overpasses crossing highways or tunnels under freeways, these helpful pathways are strategically placed to help...

WALA-TV

Tyler Fingert

13 May 2019

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Bishop State Community College’s truck driver training program is working proactively to prevent semi-truck crashes. The Mobile, Alabama college doesn’t prepare them to be truck drivers, but rather equips them with th...

NBC News

Natalia Abrahams

29 April 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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After hearing about the killing of Philando Castile at a routine traffic stop, Jackie Carter realized that she could do something to help prevent similar events from happening in the future. Carter has created and dis...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

22 April 2019

Medford, Massachusetts, United States

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In an effort to promote safe driving, a local artist painted a three-dimensional crosswalk near an elementary school. The idea came from school-aged children, noticing the intersection needed improvements, who brought...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

26 March 2019

Llano, Texas, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In Texas, smaller towns are looking to one another for ideas to prevent dangerous encounters with flash flooding. Travis County is one such place, using multi-layered approaches to prevent drivers from crossing floode...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

1 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Rather than go through extensive urban planning processes to improve bus commute times, cities across the United States are simply relying on paint and human behavior to create dedicated bus lanes. Denver, Seattle, Sa...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

26 February 2019

Lakewood, Colorado, United States

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In Lakewood, Colorado, Audi vehicles using new Vehicle-to-Everything technology tell drivers the ideal driving speed at which they can hit all green lights. The technology also counts down red light wait times and imp...

WRAL-TV

Adam Owens

18 January 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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The North Carolina Turnpike Authority is trying out new technology – sensored flashing lights – that will help alert drivers when they’re going the wrong way down highways. While still being tested, the technology has...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Skip Descant

15 January 2019

Louisiana, United States

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Louisiana rolled out its digital driver's license (DDL) app in July 2018, which includes a digital representation of a physical license and a real-time validity check feature called VerifyYou. Since the launch, 77,000...

Governing

Daniel C. Vock

9 January 2019

Netherlands

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Illinois and Massachusetts have adopted a new traffic safety measure in its road safety manuals. Coined the “Dutch reach,” the international maneuver consists of a person opening their car door with their far hand. Do...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

13 December 2018

New Delhi, India

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Across Asia, ride-sharing startups are being created to provide women with safe transportation options. From India to Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, these companies starting all-women teams of drivers or offering women the...

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