Safety

Throughout North America's auto-oriented suburbs, front-facing garages are a common feature of home design. According to Brent Toderian, that design decision has a significant impact on speeding and the quality of neighborhoods.
Jan 6, 2014   Huffington Post British Columbia
Edward Blakely, co-author of “Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States,” pens an opinion piece for <em>The Washington Post</em> looking at the detrimental psychology that exists in gated communities such as where Trayvon Martin died.
Apr 9, 2012   The Washington Post
Chuck Wolfe asks if a city's vitality is best indicated at night, and how it should be measured.
Sep 28, 2011   myurbanist
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance" – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 Opinion
Sep 11, 2011   By Todd Litman
Four Florida metropolitan areas recently ranked as the most dangerous places for pedestrians, according to a survey by Transportation America.
Aug 16, 2011   New York Times
Plans to redesign the expanded publicly accessible section of the White House's front lawn combine both walkability concerns and safety concerns.
Jul 13, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Seattle has been named one of the nation's safest p[laces to walk or bike. But some question whether that success will translate into any further improvements in bike and pedestrian infrastructure spending.
May 26, 2011   Publicola
As aging populations grow, more cities and design organizations are looking at how to make streets safer for older residents.
May 25, 2011   NPR
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
Mar 10, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
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.
Feb 18, 2011   Outside
Cities are commonly thought of as dangerous places for kids to grow up. But a new study challenges that perception.
Dec 28, 2010   Grist