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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.
May 15, 2015   CityLab
In the second part of a four part series on America's pedestrian problem, Tom Vanderbilt evaluates the surprisingly formalized field of pedestrian behavior research, from navigating crowded sidewalks to tripping at the bottom of the stairs.
Apr 13, 2012   Slate
Jed Lipinski profiles Matt Green, an intrepid pedestrian whose goal is to traverse every street in every borough in New York City on foot.
Mar 26, 2012   The New York Times
Eric Jaffe examines research on just what it is that makes people walk faster in New York than, say, Fargo, North Dakota.
Mar 23, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.
Dec 16, 2011   NPR
MSNBC gives the NYC Transportation Commissioner the kung fu-like title, as well as calling her "The High Priestess of People-Friendly Cities." [VIDEO]
Dec 6, 2011   MSNBC
The Town of Hull, Wisconsin's public safety committee is considering a new ordinance that bans bicyclists and pedestrians from some county roads - unless they get special permission.
Oct 16, 2011   Stevens Point Journal
With over 8 million people sharing the streets and sidewalks of New York City, there is bound to be a clash between transportation modes. Who's to blame? Lyndsey Scofield says that there is bad behavior on all sides.
Oct 5, 2011   This Big City
A crosswalk in Little Rock, Arkansas is forbidden to pedestrians from 6am to 6pm every day. Tim McKuin asks, what's the deal?
Oct 4, 2011   Move Arkansas
That's what Janette Sadik-Khan said New York is striving to do on their streets, speaking last week at a two-day conference at Harvard.
Sep 23, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Hunter College researchers Peter Tuckel and William Milczarski find that over half of New York's injuries occur in the City. While injuries outnumber previous estimates, writes Noah Kazis, their severity is still no match for those involving cars.
Sep 21, 2011   Streetsblog New York City