Resources - Library
Our Library contains reference material for research, education, and reading enjoyment.
U.S. Center for Disease Control Report: Motor Vehicle Crashes Leading Cause of Death
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death in the United States for those in the age groups between 5 and 34, and the second-leading cause for children age 1-5. Query the online database for further statistics.
Sweden's "Zero Vision" project
Based on the concept that any road accident resulting in death is unacceptable, Sweden created the Sweden's "Zero Vision" project. As a result of this Sweden now has fewer people killed in traffic than in 1950 when they started to collect statistics on it. View the statistics report.
Bay Area transportation projects to be judged on benefits vs. costs
Finally, some common sense prevails to get the most bang for the buck out of transportation projects. Why doesn't the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission follow this wisdom instead of throwing millions of dollars into a bottomless money pit called Highway One? Read the story published November 21, 2011, at the San Jose Mercury News.
Rail Lines Safer With Trails
The Rails to Trails Conservancy has issued a new analysis on safety for rail lines with adjacent trails. They found that trails next to rails actually made the lines safer, as they encouraged people to stay away from the tracks. Read the survey at www.easterntrail.org/documents/rwttrespass.html.