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ISSN: 2690-5752

Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences

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Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Pre and Post Covid-19 Volume 5 - Issue 1

Niccolo Caldararo*

  • Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, Canada

Received:August 17, 2021   Published: August 31, 2021

Corresponding author:Niccolo Caldararo, Dept of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, Ca. 94132

DOI: 10.32474/JAAS.2021.05.000205


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The effects of planning initiatives aimed at increasing bicycle use have been little studied in relation to decreased auto use, injuries and pollution. As most programs promote the idea that public investments in bicycle lanes, traffic calming engineering of streets and valuing bicycling as economic and environmentally sound, this article assesses the goals and results. While bicycle use for commuting has decreased in recent years and congestion increased, focus on the effects of engineering streets for calming and bike and pedestrian use were found often to be associated with increased driving times, increased pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and increased pollution. While the economic slowdown due to Covid-19 has reduced traffic, use of existing traffic design has produced intensified conflicts which will be continuing patterns when full economic recovery takes place. The article makes use of data from a number of countries and original fieldwork.

Keywords: Traffic Calming; Bicycle; Commute; Pollution; Pedestrians; Injuries; Deaths

Abstract| Introduction| Commuting and Bike Use| Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries| Pollution| Transit and Road Use Ideology| Discussion and Conclusions| Note on Methods and Research| Acknowledgements| Conclusion|