June 2011 Posts

Safety Culture Evolves as Industry Strives to Reduce Crashes

June 07, 2011

Safety has long been an important component of transportation system design and engineering, but it has been historically addressed in a reactive manner where a facility was evaluated after a problem was identified. Kittelson & Associates, Inc. talks about the Highway Safety Manual and other new innovations to make roads and streets safer.

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Highway Safety Manual Breaks New Ground

June 07, 2011

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and national researchers including Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) partnered to develop the first edition Highway Safety Manual (HSM). The HSM provides professionals with tools to evaluate and quantify safety along with other transportation performance measures, such as traffic operations, environmental impacts, mobility measures and construction costs.

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Look both Ways - 10 Deadliest U.S. Cities for Pedestrians

June 02, 2011

Streets in the U.S. are designed not for people, but for cars. And it shows. From 2000 through 2009, some 47,700 pedestrians were killed by drivers. Transportation for America has released a new report and interactive map that shows which metro areas are deadliest. Here are the 10 worst.

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