Pedestrian Friendly

With a plan to add diagonal crosswalks at several intersections in Los Angeles on the table, will the recent shift toward pedestrian friendly streets be enough to make the idea stick?
Nov 6, 2014   Los Angeles Times
A system of escalators in Hong Kong, installed in 1993 to create a new connection between districts, has become an unusual and popular way to commute Hong Kong's steep streets.
Jan 11, 2010   BBC
Alamo Heights, a suburb of San Antonio, grapples with whether to adopt a "New Urbanist" (but slightly more traditional) approach to its major thoroughfare to improve pedestrian and bicycle access.
May 29, 2009   San Antonio Express-News
Wired Magazine figures out what the planning world already knows- that there is a need to shift planning policies away from auto-oriented development and towards the pedestrian.
Feb 23, 2009   Wired
Public plazas have been cropping up along Broadway and Madison Square in New York, occupying spaces that were once traffic lanes.
Sep 25, 2008   USA Today
<p>A new San Francisco plan seeks to follow in the footsteps of cities like Copenhagen and Portland in revitalizing streets, alleys, medians, and crosswalks. The goal is to bring the city's outdoors to its 'rightful place as the center of civic life.'</p>
Jun 10, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>This video from <em>StreetFilm</em> shows the extensive traffic calming efforts taken by one beach community in Australia.</p>
Mar 19, 2008   Streetsblog
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Mar 9, 2008   By Mike Lydon