The Overdue Pedestrianization of Chicago's Streets

To be released at the end of the year, the Draft Chicago Pedestrian Plan will primarily address safety issues that street users experience for decades.

"The plan will establish specific goals on safety, pushing for an end to auto-pedestrian fatalities in 10 years, and reduce walker injuries by vehicles by 50 percent every five years. Thirty-four people were killed and 3,130 injured in pedestrian-related crashes in 2009. Both numbers are down from 2005, though the numbers do not trend consistently lower," writes Micah Maidenberg for The Architect's Newspaper.

"The varied walking experience in different Chicago neighborhoods poses challenges for planners creating a citywide document," he adds.

Full Story: City of Broadening Sidewalks

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