Old vs. Young. Criminal vs. Dog. Pedestrian vs. Passenger. The thorny issue of who should be saved when autonomous vehicles encounter danger only has one solution: better urban design.
From Facebook to Uber to electric scooters, corporations are demanding we change our behavior to adapt to their profit-driven technology. This is nothing new, but why do we continue to let it happen?
This week, another poll shows President Trump’s environmental policies are widely unpopular, though people don’t seem too concerned about drastically cutting the National Weather Service’s budget. Also, Sweden introduces the first road capable of charging electric vehicles while they drive. And a study by AAA shows hit-and-runs are increasing as more people are walking and cycling, though the report mentions nothing about creating less car-friendly and more people-friendly cities as a solution.
While building large infrastructure projects is needed, the enforcement of basic traffic laws is an essential, and often overlooked, element of good transportation networks.
It’s 12 am. You’ve had a beer or 7 and now you’re walking home. Suddenly out of nowhere a car speeds around the corner and hits you straight on. The driver didn’t have his lights […]
Usually I support most efforts designed to foster a good pedestrian atmosphere, but the flashing yellow crosswalk signals used throughout this country needlessly create uncertainty among drivers and a false sense of […]