Urban Fold

Pedestrians

Many communities around the country participate in the annual bicycle and pedestrian count project, held September 14-20, sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council and Alta Planning and Design. Blog Post
2 days ago   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
One woman in Lansing, Michigan has started a walking mission to explore and document every stretch of street in her city -- a total of more than 400 miles.
Feb 10, 2011   Lansing State Journal
New stats showing an increase in pedestrian deaths from automobile accidents have brought attention to urban design issues. But the Wall St. Journal's automotive critic places the blame squarely on the pedestrians themselves.
Jan 26, 2011   Grist
The Governor's Highway Safety Association released a report citing an uptick in pedestrian fatalities in the first half of 2010 and speculates on all sorts of reasons for this except poor road design.
Jan 21, 2011   Greater Greater Washington
Anthony Flint offers this list of the top ten reasons to be nice to pedestrians in 2011.
Jan 8, 2011   The Boston Globe
A new road safety bill up for consideration in Washington would increase rules and regulations for motorists and cyclists.
Jan 5, 2011   Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Pedestrian-oriented shopping streets can be key to making communities more livable, particularly when they are well designed, managed and strategically connected to networks of public transit, pedestrian paths and bike routes, says planning consultant Luis Rodriguez.  Exclusive
Jan 3, 2011  By Luis Rodriguez
San Francisco, one of the nation's most walkable cities, has one of the country's highest rates of pedestrian deaths.
Dec 21, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle
The Seattle Department of Transportation has released a map of all pedestrian deaths in the city, offering clues about where additional attention is needed.
Dec 19, 2010   Publicola
<em>NRDC</em>'s Kaid Benfield offers a photographic look at the 10 most walkable cities in the world, as chosen by Frommer's.
Nov 25, 2010   NRDC Switchboard
Millions have been in the tent city of Mina in Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Though the crowds are temporary, the infrastructure built to handle them is permanent.
Nov 24, 2010   The Pop-Up City