A man in downtown Atlanta with an electric scooter on June 26, 2018.
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Electric rideables are making life less comfortable and more dangerous for pedestrians. Here's how makers of rideables could help make cities safer for everybody.
A lecturer in transport engineering weighs in on one of the greatest debates of our time.
When cars, trucks, bikes and pedestrians come together at an intersection, design makes the difference between collisions and safety.
Collisions at intersections between motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians cause many deaths and injuries. Design that considers how each group approaches intersections improves everyone's safety.
Is it going to stop?
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
A vehicle, understood to be a white Suzuki SUV, ploughed into pedestrians in central Melbourne.
The Flinders Street incident, in which a car was driven into pedestrians on a busy Melbourne street, underscores the need for new ways to design cities to protect pedestrians from vehicle attacks.
It's time to turn Oxford Street into a haven for walkers.
Existing cars can stop when they detect pedestrians.
Driver aid systems and self-driving vehicle control systems could override a driver who is trying to attack people and prevent tragedy.
The clock change's impact on commuter numbers highlights the need to use street lighting more effectively.
When will cars be able to talk to their surroundings?
If all the elements in the transportation system are going to talk to each other, the people at the companies and government agencies that make those items need to talk to each other too.
What can we do to avoid clashes between users of shared paths?
The golden rule of shared paths is that the person in the less vulnerable position should be mindful of the more vulnerable user.
Most road-safety initiatives prioritise a rapid clearing of the road so cars can pass.
In contrast to increases in vehicle safety over the decades, we have seen little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians – and current innovations are still based on a car-centric approach.