High walk and bike scores associated with greater crash risk
Neighbourhoods with high bikeability and walkability scores actually present higher crash risks to cyclists and pedestrians in Vancouver, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Aug 27, 2020
To protect pedestrians, cities are going back to the future
UBC engineering professor and traffic safety expert Tarek Sayed was interviewed for a Globe and Mail story on scramble crossings.
Mar 19, 2019
Winnipeg-based road safety engineers studying near misses to prevent collisions
CTV quoted Tarek Sayed, a professor of civil engineering at UBC, in an article about a Winnipeg company who are studying near misses to help make roads safer.
Mar 12, 2019
Automated speed enforcement doesn’t just reduce collisions – it helps reduce crime
It’s widely accepted that automated photo enforcement programs targeting speeding help reduce collisions and promote safe driving. Now a new University of British Columbia study suggests they can also significantly reduce crime in the neighbourhoods in which they are deployed.
Feb 21, 2019
How do we curb the rise of the distracted pedestrian?
The Globe and Mail spoke to Tarek Sayed, a UBC engineering professor and transportation safety expert, about his research into how people walk when distracted.
Feb 11, 2019
Near misses key to reducing traffic accidents
The numbers associated with traffic accidents worldwide are staggering: 1.3 million fatalities every year, and up to 50 million injuries.
Dec 17, 2015