Tag: Bicycles

  • June 1st, 2021

In 2019, over 7,000 pedestrians and cyclists—about 20 per day—died in collisions with motor vehicles in the United States, up from about 4,800 in 2009. Road users’ behaviors can affect pedestrian and cyclist safety, along with other factors like vehicle and road design. NHTSA provides states with over $500 million annually to address the behavioral […]

  • May 4th, 2021

Even without the recent upsurge brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, bicycling has increased in popularity in many U.S. cities over the last decade. However, even as the number of bicyclists and bike trips steadily grows, many communities have struggled to create truly inclusive bike cultures. Furthermore, bicycling still remains completely out of reach for […]

  • August 25th, 2020

In 2018 pedestrians and bicyclists accounted for 19 percent of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States. This report shares examples and ideas of how law enforcement can address pedestrian and bicyclist safety including real-world examples and resources. Law enforcement officers bring unique strengths to road safety and injury prevention programs. As first responders, […]

  • June 9th, 2020

This Traffic Safety Facts report briefly summarizes findings on pedalcyclist fatalities in 2018.  There were 857 pedalcyclist deaths in 2018, about 2.3 percent of all traffic fatalities during the year. 79 percent of pedalcyclists died in crashes in urban areas. Over the 10-year period 2009 to 2018, the average age of pedalcyclists killed in motor […]

  • May 22nd, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 11 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes have declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes, but are now […]

  • May 15th, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 10 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes, but are now showing […]

  • May 14th, 2020

This project included four distinct but related exploratory studies of data sources that could improve roadway safety analysis. The first effort evaluated passively gathered crowdsourced bicyclist activity data from StreetLight Data and found promising correlations (R2 of 62% and 69% for monthly weekday and weekend daily averages) when the StreetLight data were compared to bicyclist […]

  • May 8th, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 9 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still on the decline in Alabama. Crashes have declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes. View Graph This report comes […]

  • May 1st, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 8 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still on the decline in Alabama. Crashes have declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes. View Graph This report comes […]

  • April 24th, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 7 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still on the decline in Alabama. Crashes have declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes. View Graph This report comes […]