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Congressional Report: US street design sacrifices people biking and walking to move cars

Here’s a depressing fact: In 2013, 885 Americans drove away after killing a person who was walking. One in five “pedestrian fatalities” are hit and runs (for “cyclist fatalities,” it’s about one in six). This statistic speaks volumes about the … Continue reading

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Do conventional road designs put Americans who walk or bike at risk? Rep. Larsen requests Federal study

US Representative Rick Larsen has teamed up with two other members of the US House to look into whether American conventional road engineering standards are putting people who bike and walk at disproportionate risk (spoiler: Yes). Specifically, Larsen (WA-2, much … Continue reading

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