Pedestrians

April 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Rockville, Maryland has plans to create a king-sized complete street along Rockville Pike, incorporating lanes for cars, bikes, buses, and more space for landscaping. But can a street like that still serve pedestrians?
Greater Greater Washington
March 4, 2016, 5am PST
The most famous voice in narration, Morgan Freeman, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and put his vocal talents to good use.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
January 28, 2016, 6am PST
A post on Ars Technica digs into the complicated world of pedestrian modeling and identifies a culprit in the problems with existing models: indecisive people.
Ars Technica
January 23, 2016, 11am PST
The provincial government has taken draconian measures on jaywalkers in an effort to curb pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
BuzzFeed News
December 18, 2015, 12pm PST
A new app called Walc makes navigating while walking easier to do. Even more ambitiously, Walc aims to make it easier to make the choice to walk, rather than drive.
Fast Coexist
December 13, 2015, 11am PST
Everyone seems to do it, in fact you may be doing it right now, but beware the injuries that await from distracted walking.
New York Times - Well
Blog post
December 6, 2015, 1pm PST
The line between being pro-pedestrian versus being anti-car can be hard to distinguish, at times. A new experiment to ban cars from the inner city of Oslo, Norway, however, could reveal more about the distinction.
Erling Fossen
November 6, 2015, 7am PST
A retailer in Liverpool has installed a new 'fast track' pedestrian lane outside its store to separate the slow from the hurried.
CityLab
October 3, 2015, 9am PDT
San Diego quest to find solutions to repairing damaged city sidewalks continues, with home and business owners potentially facing liability for trip-and-fall accidents
Voice of San Diego
September 17, 2015, 6am PDT
Innocent until proven guilty—unless you're a pedestrian in the court of opinion.
Streets MN
Blog post
September 2, 2015, 10am PDT
Tired of standing on a street corner to count traffic? Technology is automating traffic counts and providing more detailed and accurate data to support planning.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
June 29, 2015, 6am PDT
While they're currently in vogue, streetcars are only worthwhile if they can be a viable option for local residents. Unfortunately, this is rarely how the systems are designed.
ULI Urban Land Magazine
June 10, 2015, 8am PDT
Culminating an effort launched in 2007 by the Bloomberg Administration, the public will now be able to walk between the Bronx and Manhattan on the High Bridge.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Although Los Angeles isn't famous for its walking culture, many neighborhoods are actually quite suited for it. That is, if streets could be made friendlier to the pedestrians they currently repel.
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2015, 8am PDT
By many estimates, a city known for its pedestrian unfriendliness is developing pockets of local walkability. Minor disputes over pedestrian rights may add up to something bigger.
CityLab
April 2, 2015, 2pm PDT
Florida would seem to be the ideal place for walking and biking. It's flat as can be. But the state developed very much with the car in mind. Billy Hattaway, at the Florida Dept. of Transportation, wants to change that.
StreetsblogUSA
March 11, 2015, 8am PDT
Southern California's Orange County isn't exactly known for its walkability. Frank H. Wu decided to test that notion on a recent carless visit.
Huffington Post
March 9, 2015, 5am PDT
A psychological experiment finds that warning signs depicting more movement gain more attention, making drivers navigate more carefully.
The Atlantic
March 2, 2015, 2pm PST
Officials in the country of Spain have proposed a crackdown on drunk walking. The effect of the law would be to equate the pedestrian's use of the road with the drivers of automobiles.
Guardian Cities
January 29, 2015, 5am PST
Times Square stakeholders have begun to raise the specter of "too much of a good thing," as the crowds flocking to Times Square threaten to squeeze the life out of the place.
New York Times