This is the last post in a three-part series examining the safety of vulnerable road users, as new federal data show a rise in traffic deaths among motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians last year. You can read the first two posts here and here.
I just got back from Helsinki, Finland, where I attended the International Transportation Safety Association’s annual meeting.
I am amazed at the Finn’s approach to road safety, especially their focus on road design and infrastructure that separates and protects pedestrians and bicyclists from each other and road traffic, which has enabled them to achieve a safety feat in their capital city that people in the United States still consider impossible: zero pedestrian deaths.
A Tale of Two Countries
The public health crisis on U.S. roads is devastating and getting worse. People at the greatest risk are vulnerable…
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