Safety

March 10, 2011, 7am PST
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
The Wall Street Journal
February 18, 2011, 9am PST
Accompanying a bike commuter on his 50-mile ride to work, this article from <em>Outside</em> looks at the state of bicycle transportation today.
Outside
December 28, 2010, 6am PST
Cities are commonly thought of as dangerous places for kids to grow up. But a new study challenges that perception.
Grist
November 15, 2010, 6am PST
A study of cyclists in Ashland, Oregon has found three distinct types of bike riders, the majority of which are interesting in riding, but concerned about safety issues.
Ashland Daily Tidings
November 12, 2010, 10am PST
Pathways that are used by cyclists and pedestrians have shown a high rate of collisions. Some say the regulations for these multi-use paths should be updated.
Grist
November 1, 2010, 2pm PDT
Fear of crime and uncertainty about safety keep many people from using public transit, according to a new study. But how should transit agencies react?
Next American City
October 27, 2010, 5am PDT
In the second part of a series looking at codes in L.A. that require tall buildings to have flat roofs for helicopter landing, <em>Curbed LA</em> discusses a new building that has been exempted from the code and whether more are likely to follow.
Curbed LA
September 18, 2010, 7am PDT
With infrastructure aging, technology is increasingly relied upon to assess the safety of bridges. Many places are finding that simple monitoring devices can help save money.
Governing
August 30, 2010, 10am PDT
A new study from the New York City Department of Transportation shows that streets with painted bike lanes are 40% less dangerous for pedestrians, among other findings.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
August 23, 2010, 1pm PDT
New York City's broad study of years of traffic and crash data have given new insight to the city's transportation safety problems. Cyclists and the elderly are especially vulnerable, according to the report.
The New York Times
Blog post
June 12, 2010, 5pm PDT

A recent Planetizen interview on the relationship between park space and active living got me thinking about what spaces inspire physical activity and what spaces discourage it.

In my old apartment complex, the indoor fitness centers were jammed while the nearby riverside walking trails were desolate, despite nearly perfect year-round weather.  Why? The trails were perceived as unsafe because they were completely isolated from view.

Diana DeRubertis
May 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
A study in India has shown that more women gather in public spaces in Mumbai than any other city in the country, even though free and open access continues to be a problem.
Hindustan Times
April 15, 2010, 6am PDT
Safety is a major concern for the world's women on a day-to-day basis. From riding the bus to walking at night, if women don't feel safe, they won't do it. Cities need to take a more active role in addressing this challenge, according to this post.
Next American City
March 26, 2010, 2pm PDT
New York City's second annual Sustainable Streets Index adds a wealth of data in support of green transportation and street safety.
Streetsblog
March 23, 2010, 12pm PDT
Over the last decade, London has established more than four hundred 20 mph zones across the city. The 10mph decrease has had a significant effect on the number of fatalities.
Streetsblog
March 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In a recent piece in Wired, Clive Thompson suggests that the solution to the problem of texting while driving is not to stop texting, but to stop driving. The popularity of texting is a good reason to support public transit.
Wired Magazine
Feature
February 11, 2010, 5am PST

Transit agencies are failing to bring women into the planning process, according to a new report from the Mineta Transportation Institute.

Tim Halbur
February 1, 2010, 5am PST
A new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking takes a state-by-state look at the cycling and walking community, safety statistics, and investment figures.
Streetsblog
January 30, 2010, 9am PST
This piece from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at the role of architecture in the public works projects of Medellin, Colombia, a city that has struggled with severe crime.
Utne Reader
January 27, 2010, 5am PST
In the midst of a dangerous and crime-prone area, one small section of L.A.'s South central neighborhood has retained a lower-than-average homicide rate and higher-than-average property values.
Los Angeles Times