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Resource provides guidance on designing streets for children

Resource provides guidance on designing streets for children

Designing Streets for Kids has been released by NACTO as a supplement to the Global Street Design Guide, which aims to set a new global baseline for designing urban streets. 

Touchless pedestrian push-button aims to increase safety amid the pandemic

Touchless pedestrian push-button aims to increase safety amid the pandemic

The SmartSense touchless PED push button, which has a five-inch activation range, aims to help reduce pedestrian exposure to contact viruses commonly found on push button surfaces.

Populus helps global cities manage flexible street policies for reopening

Populus helps global cities manage flexible street policies for reopening

Platform allows cities to identify temporary or permanent street policies, communicate them to the general public, and digitally provide up-to-date information to key mobility stakeholders.

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

Melbourne uses AI cameras to help increase safety at intersections

The University of Melbourne has teamed with Cubic Transportation Systems to test how its artificial intelligence technology with real-time computer vision tracking can help improve road safety.

Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

Manchester's 'Cyclops' junction reaches major milestone

The junction, equipped with cycle optimised protected signals, allows bicycles to approach from four arms which converge onto a cycle track and help segregate cyclists from general traffic.

Next-gen pedestrian crossing aims to use IoT to improve safety

Next-gen pedestrian crossing aims to use IoT to improve safety

Applied Information’s system uses a combination of technologies to create an active safety zone that encourages pedestrians and drivers to be more alert.

San Diego creates more room for walking and cycling on its streets amid Covid-19

San Diego creates more room for walking and cycling on its streets amid Covid-19

The city is introducing a “slow streets” pilot programme to repurpose certain public streets to create more outdoor space and encourage safe walking and cycling.

Initiative aims to help cities better communicate and manage street closures

Initiative aims to help cities better communicate and manage street closures

Populus is inviting cities and public agencies from around the world to take part in an initiative aimed at helping public officials create and communicate new street policies.

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

Zero pedestrian fatalities in Helsinki traffic in 2019

The Finnish capital has improved traffic safety in the city through a range of measures including increased traffic control and reducing speed limits.

Vancouver engages public in connecting bridge project

Vancouver engages public in connecting bridge project

The Granville Bridge Connector aims to provide more travel options to and from downtown that don’t contribute to congestion or pollution.