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Bloomberg 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...

The Huffington Post

Adam Forrest

25 February 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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To encourage commuters to shift from driving to biking, cities across Europe have tried out a mileage fee earned for commuting via bicycle, often tax-free. Leaders are learning this needs to be coupled with other ince...

Colorado Public Radio

Ryan Warner

22 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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With community support from a network of neighborhood volunteers and financial support from a local business, the Bike Streets Project makes biking more accessible for those “interested, but concerned” about road safe...

Portland Tribune

Amanda Waldroupe

15 February 2019

Hawaii, United States

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Oregon school districts are looking to Hawaii school districts to learn the best ways to implement athletic trainers into high school athletics programs across the state. Although there are many obstacles to overcome ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

28 January 2019

Bari, Italy

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A city in Southern Italy is starting a program that pays commuters to cycle to work on the heels of similar successful programs in France and the Netherlands. While more cycling can mean improved public health and low...

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Mark Wessel

24 January 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In western New York, local bike advocacy groups have found power in numbers, banding together to gradually convince their governments to expand cycling access and communities to change their attitudes toward cyclists....

Daily Emerald

Casey Miller

22 January 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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A collaborative effort between the University of Oregon Police Department, the university’s Office of the Dean of Students, and student-led The Bond Project is working to create a safer nightlife culture for students ...

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

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...

CNN

Parija Kavilanz

9 January 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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Founded on addressing the lack of properly fitted workwear for women in the labor industry, SeeHerWork sells designed and tested products like gloves, safety vests, and backpacks specifically for women. In doing so, t...

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...

Citizen-Times

Karen Chávez

4 January 2019

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina, a group of planners and conservationists are working to install wildlife corridors along a stretch of I-40, allowing animals like elk and bears to cross safely. The plan has myriad benefits: stoppin...

Smithsonian

Jason Daley

28 December 2018

Rockdale, Washington, United States

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In Washington State, wildlife overpasses and tunnels across I-90 are going a long way to reduce traffic collisions with animals. Even before its completion, coyotes and other animals are using one overpass to cross sa...

The Times of India

Priya Kapoor

22 December 2018

New Delhi, India

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Nearly 25,000 bicyclists died in crashes in a five year span in India, but reflective tape has the potential to help. Reflective tape, which withstands conditions a typical reflector does not, helps improve the visibi...

Colorado Public Radio

Jenny Brundin

13 December 2018

Littleton, Colorado, United States

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After a high school in Colorado experienced a devastating act of gun violence, the state has taken steps to prevent similar incidences from happening in the future. From a Behavior and Emotional Screening System syste...

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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...

Associated Press

Manuel Valdes

12 December 2018

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, United States

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In Washington State, wildlife overpasses and tunnels across I-90 are going a long way to reduce traffic collisions with animals. Even before its completion, coyotes and other animals are using one overpass to cross sa...

Streetsblog LA

Damien Newton

10 December 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Safe Parking Program in Los Angeles is providing people living out of their vehicles with secure lots. For those facing housing instability, this temporary measure helps people save their energy and resources so t...

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Michael de Yoanna

4 December 2018

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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Combining the skills of medical emergency responders, crisis intervention specialists and social workers has had success in lowering the number of 911 calls for a fire department in Greeley, Colorado. Dubbed Squad 1, ...

Intersections South LA

Eliot Yang

29 November 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A resident of South Los Angeles addressed a gap in mobility justice by creating a pop-up bike shop and repair service in his community. The shop, operated as a co-op, helps cyclists navigate the often unfriendly L.A. ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

22 November 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Sometimes you have to see something is possible before you can do it yourself. For Tel Aviv’s city officers, it took a trip to Copenhagen to understand that each of them, no matter their office, could do something to ...

Government Technology

Jim McKay

16 November 2018

Idaho, United States

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A sprawling rural school district in Idaho has placed two-way radios with every teacher that connect directly to first responders and triage bags in every classroom as part of a plan to increase safety and coordinatio...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

14 November 2018

California, United States

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Wildfires are inevitable, especially as forests become drier due to climate change, but it is possible to design the built environment so that fires don’t destroy as much property or as many lives. Architects now can ...

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