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D.C. Speed Cameras Reducing Crashes: Study

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WAMU

D.C.'s speed cameras are successfully slowing down drivers and reducing crashes and related injuries, according to a study of 87 existing camera locations by the District Department of Transportation.

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A Push for Humps Not Bumps Near Schools

Monday, November 25, 2013

Roadways around New York City schools could be getting a little bumpier.

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D.C.'s DOT Reverses Street Calming Measures After City Councilman Complains

Thursday, June 13, 2013

WAMU

After years of study, D.C.'s transportation department implemented traffic calming measures on one stretch of road. But following complaints by a council member, the city reversed direction and returned the road to its old condition, angering residents who say the city bowed to political pressure.

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The Perils of Walking in San Francisco

Friday, July 15, 2011

Photo (cc) by Flickr user deevinebovine.

(San Francisco – KALW) At least 800 people are hit by cars every year in San Francisco. Pedestrian-car collisions account for almost a quarter of the city's trauma patients.

Why are the city streets so dangerous? KALW News reports on the perils of walking in SF.

The report describes dangerous unmarked, but legal and official, intersections, sans paint and lines. One pedestrian even describes the "dip and dart" where you start at one edge of an alley, where it intersects the main road, and walk into oncoming traffic to get to the other side. And that's the legal crosswalk.

"We have streets that are designed for the rapid movement of cars instead of for people to be able to get around safely on foot," says Elizabeth Stampe of WalkSF.

Listen to the full story at KALW News.

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