Stop the Spin: How to Spot Nine Types of Auto-Industry DisinformationBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Corporate disinformation has played a key role in creating America's deadly transportation culture — and it will keep happening until advocates learn to spot the most common forms of spin and organize against the policies they helped create.
Dear 15-Minute Conspiracy Theorists: You Already Live in a Transportation DystopiaBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Right-wing conspiracy theorists have seized on the 15-minute city, where every resident can — gasp — safely and conveniently meet their basic needs without supporting a constellation of automotive interests along the way. Here's why they're wrong.
French Warn Parents of an Underestimated Roadway Danger: Toxic MasculinityBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new French safety campaign is warning parents that they may play a far bigger role in preventing car crashes than they might think — and that they can save lives by teaching their children about the dangers of toxic masculinity long before they ever get behind the wheel.
Biden’s First ‘Mega Grants’ Contain Some Mega Wins — And Mega FailsBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
A new federal "megagrant" program will fund major safety and transit projects that have been at the top of sustainable transportation advocates' wishlists for years ... along with business-as-usual highway expansion projects that could negate those mega-gains.
Half of Americans Will Get Vision Zero Plans in New Federal GrantBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
More than half of the U.S. population will soon live in cities or counties with a Safe Streets action plan in place, thanks to a wave of new funding from. Washington.
Counter-Intuitive Department: Sometimes, Traffic Controls Make Streets More DangerousBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Since the very first center line appeared on a Michigan road in 1911, many have questioned whether the design norms that govern U.S. roads really make them "safe", or simply less dangerous than the anarchic days of early motordom — though still nowhere near as safe as the days before the car dominated American roads at all. Here's why.
Transport is the Leading Source of U.S. Emissions — AgainBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
America's transportation sector remains the leading national driver of the climate crisis — and automobile drivers aren't helping.
Road Deaths Surged Alongside Covid — But Who Died, Exactly?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
The surge of traffic deaths in the first year of the pandemic can't be completely explained by quarantine-emptied roads that made speeding easy — and new data on who, exactly, was involved in those crashes may lead to more questions than answers.
Federal Funding Bill Contains $45M for New Active Transportation ProgramBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
That great news was soured slightly, though, by the very small dollar figure attached to it.
What It Takes to Put a Seat At Every Bus Stop in TownBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
"If there's one more senior who can choose to stay independent in my city because we provided a bus seat to them — because in the absence of that, they don't have mobility choices — I'm going to put a bus seat there. As unsexy as that may seem to some folks, that matters to me."
Most Cities Can’t Set Their Own Speed Limits — But Maybe They ShouldBy Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Oregon may soon allow cities more leeway to set lower speed limits on dangerous roads — rather than reserving that power for state transportation leaders whose primary interest, historically, has been moving cars as quickly as possible.
Opinion: What If We’re Thinking About Impaired Driving All Wrong?By Kea Wilson | | No Comments
Let's pull back the cover on some seemingly shocking stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.