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
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
Brickell Avenue in Miami is in one of the most densely populated areas in Florida. FDOT is slated to begin a major resurfacing project here, but refuses to consider additional crosswalks or bike infrastructure, ignoring pressure from locals.
Nov 15, 2010 Miami Herald