• This urban planner created a new metric to find a city's most frightening intersections

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    Measuring cyclists' cognitive workload as they bike through different parts of a city shows the places that need more safety features.
    When city officials and urban planners measure street safety, they usually do so by counting the number of crashes: How many times has a driver hit another driver, or hit a pedestrian crossing the road, at this particular intersection? To Megan Ryerson , a transportation engineer and urban planner at the University of Pennsylvania, that view of safety is too narrow. We can count crashes and deaths, but those numbers don't tell us anything about how people...
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