Hoboken Hasn’t Had A Traffic Death In 4 Years. What’s Right?

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The city of Hoboken, New Jersey has achieved an amazing feat in traffic safety: they haven’t had a traffic death for four years now and counting. How did they do it? Hoboken is a firm believer in “daylighting,” a simple piece of street planning. Daylighting involves blocking off drivers from parking near intersections and crosswalks, preventing traffic accidents by ensuring both pedestrians and motorists have a clear view of the road. The forbidden parking spaces are blocked by a combination of bike racks, high-visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, or planters. Read full article here

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