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In the US, the majority of pedestrian fatalities occur on arterial roadways. A recent Federal Highway Administration Global Benchmarking Program report documents innovative Australian and New Zealand approaches to reduce pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries on urban, signalized arterial roadways. Findings include approaches in policy, planning, and design that may be applied to US arterials roadways.


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Register for the last session in CSCRS’s final Research to Practice Bytes series examining COVID street transformations w/presenter @DrTCombs (hey that's me)
When: May 31, 2:30-3pm (EDT)
Where: unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/W
Who: me, you, all our friends
Why: because changed everything, including how we use, think about, and plan for streets. And also because it's the last for this amazing organization.

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day . Join the National Federation of the Blind and U.S. Access Board
TODAY at 3pm ET for a webinar on Section 508. Learn about what it is supposed to do and how people with disabilities can work together to leverage the new ruling. Don't miss insights from the U.S. Access Board, a leading agency in accessible design and guideline development:

This is one to bookmark!

New list from Federal Highway Administration gathers extensive technical assistance resources for underserved communities and active transportation, including biking and multiuse paths.

Includes program descriptions, links, and contact info: bit.ly/3OfglAD

What's on your weekend reading list?

The PBIC Messenger offers a monthly digest of the latest news, resources, and research on walking, biking, and rolling. Learn about new USDOT funding opportunities, proposed legislation to support active travel, youth-focused efforts, and many other community and state innovative approaches.

See the April issue here: mailchi.mp/hsrc/pbic-messenger

Subscribe to receive the next issue direct to your inbox: pedbikeinfo.org/newsroom/signu

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When it comes to transportation, walking, biking, & rolling are some of the most sustainable options available. However, not everyone has equal access to supportive infrastructure for these modes, & there is a need to invest in safe networks for all.

Today, USDOT announced PROTECT grants to fund surface projects- including transit & pedestrian facilities- that improve resilience to natural hazards & climate change impacts (open until Aug. 18): lnkd.in/gsum2y_y

Is your community working on or thinking about implementing efforts? April's Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety online seminar features students discussing a project to build an online library of VZ resources with actionable tools and activities.
Join the webinar next week- April 26.
Register here: t.co/5Hqo3zZQjA

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Own an e-bike? Participate in ⁦this national ‘e-bike owner survey’ from the singular ⁦⁦@TRECpdx⁩ ! portlandstate.qualtrics.com/jf

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Want to help improve walkability in your community? Take the next steps by conducting a walk audit to assess and report safety, access, and more.

AARP Livable Communities offers a comprehensive Walk Audit Tool Kit with worksheets: aarp.org/livable-communities/g

And PBIC also offers a list of audits and checklists developed by other organizations that can be used for different purposes: pedbikeinfo.org/resources/reso

New "Arrested Mobility: Barriers to Walking, Biking, and E-Scooter Use in Black Communities in the United States" report from Equitable Cities looks at transpo-related policies and practices that limit mobility, opportunity, and access for Black Americans and other people of color. It surveys laws that concern walking, biking, and rolling that also enable racially discriminatory policing, including laws related to jaywalking, bicycle equipment, and more.
See the report: arrestedmobility.com/report

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@Streetsblog recently interviewed Nandi Taylor, lead author of a novel study that links historical redlining policies to inequities in pedestrian fatalities today. American Journal of Public Health paper: bit.ly/3kWlIIX

“When we think about pedestrian fatalities, the current transportation field is largely focusing on the identification of individual risk factors rather than ...policies that created and facilitated unsafe environments.”
Streetsblog article: bit.ly/40hwI2A

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The very beginning of , aka my personal way of coping with the early sense of helplessness, which quickly snowballed into the biggest, hardest, most chaotic, most famous, most impactful, and most exciting project I've ever undertaken.

I can't believe it's almost been 3 years...and we're still at it.



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Gateway communities are the small towns outside of national parks, forests, scenic rivers, and ski resorts. In a free webinar March 16, Philip Stoker of the University of Arizona will highlight the housing, transportation, and development challenges that these communities faced in the aftermath of the COVID 19 pandemic. The presentation will highlight the innovative strategies that these communities are using to address their housing and transportation challenges.


Pedestrian fatalities are a public health issue with known racial and geographic disparities. New American Journal of Public Health paper authored by researchers from the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, de Beaumont Foundation, and UNC Highway Safety Research Center looks at the link between historical redlining policies and inequities in pedestrian fatalities: bit.ly/3kWlIIX

Women face inequitable mobility challenges ranging from experiencing issues in safety and security to being part of decision making processes. A new toolkit from International Transport Forum offers 3 ways to not just on but every day.

America Walks recently covered the USDOT Reconnecting Communities grant program that awarded projects to remove or cap highways and reclaim and redesign the land for community connections: americawalks.org/reconnecting-

To start these conversations in your community, a PBIC resource offers common vocabulary and tools to talk about highway removal projects: pedbikeinfo.org/resources/reso

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Please help us make sure this body of knowledge doesn't get lost as we try to put this pandemic in our rear view. If you & your community have a story to tell us about how the pandemic changed your approach to , , or public space, we want to hear it.

You can message me here or email us at shiftingstreets-at-unc-dot-edu

See/download the data at pedbikeinfo.org/shiftingstreets

h/t @pedbikeinfo (3)

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