Making Vision Zero Actionable

You may have heard about the City’s Vision Zero initiative, a plan to reduce traffic deaths to zero. While much of the work around achieving that goal revolves around engineering, policy, and enforcement, a big part of it also depends on the community. With that in mind, the Austin Transportation Department and Austin Police Department […]

New Downtown Bicycle Signals Are Coming

The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is planning to install experimental bicycle signals at 12 downtown intersections in early 2017. The idea is to improve safety for both cyclists and motorists on roadways where both users share space and traffic lights. The bicycle signal faces will control bicycle movements at these intersections, giving them a distinct […]

Searching for Safety on the Road

Road fatalities are rising; in the U.S., more than 17,000 people died in traffic incidents in the first six months of 2016, a 10% increase from the same time last year. In Austin, there have been 54 traffic fatalities as of Oct. 14. Experts say the one of the main reasons behind the rise in […]