It’s Time for Transportation Engineers to Address Racial Equity

For every 100,000 people in the United States, less than one white pedestrian is killed compared to 1.4 Latinos, 1.74 African Americans, and 4.52 Native Americans. These numbers illustrate the growing crisis of Pedestrian of Color fatalities. By: Marisa DeMull, EIT, Engineer, Alta Planning + Design Revelations are rare in our industry. Transportation engineers are […]

Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Through Design

Graphic from LADOT Vision Zero. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), speeding is one of the most common factors in motor vehicle crashes in the US. The NTSB reported that more than 112,500 people died in speeding-related US highway crashes from 2005–2014. Speeding is the cause of 10,000 deaths on US roadways each year. […]

Traffic Calming — A Radical Idea in 1995

The pedestrian mall in Bayreuth, Germany November 9, 1989, this was the day the Wall came down and the borders opened. It was packed with East Germans By Cynthia Hoyle, Planner, Alta Planning + Design When the American Planning Association agreed to publish the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) report on Traffic Calming in 1995 it was […]