ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK
Last week, TSR’s President David Braunstein noted that technology is making training and development more efficient and effective. Additionally, Alphabet’s Waymo announced it will begin a pilot program with Walmart to shuttle customers in Phoenix to and from stores to pick up their groceries. Check out these and other top news stories in our Road Safety News of the Week.*
- Build a Strong Construction Safety Culture
Safety is improving in the construction industry, but serious injuries and fatalities still occur. Together for Safer Roads’ President David Braunstein notes that technology, in general, is making training and development both more efficient and effective.
- Waymo Partners With Walmart to Shuttle Customers in Self-Driving Cars
Alphabet’s Waymo announced it will begin a pilot program with Walmart to shuttle customers in Phoenix to and from stores to pick up their groceries. The new initiative is part of partnerships with companies to offer customers self-driving cars to run errands and shop.
- Mumbai to Get Safer to Walk, as Experts to Redesign Junctions for Pedestrians
Fifty-two percent of people who die on Mumbai’s roads are pedestrians. This happens because the city’s streets are not pedestrian-friendly, with very minimal designated crossings. To change things in favor of pedestrians, three organizations have begun redesigning key parts of the city.
- Equity Makes Bike-Sharing Work, and Other Bike-Share Guidelines for Cities
New bike-share policy guidelines from the National Association of City Transportation Officials have emerged to enable bike-sharing in smaller U.S. cities.
* The opinions expressed in the articles are for informational purposes and do not necessarily reflect TSR and its members’ views.