Come to one of four TXDOT traffic safety workshops in May

TXDOT is making incremental progress towards seriously pursuing an end to transportation deaths throughout the state. The 2017-2019 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) begins with the following mission statement: Texans will work together on the road to zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Ending transportation deaths is possible, and agencies throughout the levels of government in the United States are …

City of Austin uses corridor program to seriously address design speed

When engineers are designing streets, they use a concept called┬ádesign speed┬áto choose appropriate measures and elements for that expected speed of travel. A closely related concept is the “target speed”, which is the speed they hope that people will travel on that street. Design and target speeds for urban streets can be much higher than posted speed limits, creating unsafe …

Austin corridors spending provides perfect opportunity towards reaching Vision Zero

The City of Austin is committed to ending its epidemic of traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. The Vision Zero Action Plan, adopted by city council in 2016, includes a detailed list of potential countermeasures to reduce traffic deaths. Various City of Austin departments, led by the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) have led the way in boldly demonstrating what …