Dangerous by Design: Key findings from the 2022 report

Dangerous by Design: Key findings from the 2022 report

Every year, Smart Growth America’s Dangerous by Design report offers a sobering look at pedestrian safety in the United States.  The numbers are never good, but this time they’re worse than ever, with more than 6,500 people—nearly 18 per day—struck and killed while...
Tips for installing advance pedestrian warning signs and RRFBs

Tips for installing advance pedestrian warning signs and RRFBs

As a pedestrian safety countermeasure, the benefits of rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (RRFBs) are well-documented. Commonly installed with crosswalk signage at midblock and other unsignalized crossings like roundabouts, they can increase driver yield rates to 98%...
How far is far enough? Stopping sight distances for crosswalks

How far is far enough? Stopping sight distances for crosswalks

Most drivers have had the heart-stopping experience of being forced to suddenly slam on the brakes to avoid an animal or an object entering their path without warning. Some have even had to brake or swerve to avoid hitting a pedestrian or cyclist. It’s not a scenario...