Pedestrians

August 9, 2008, 5am PDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans for car-free days on a nearly 7-mile section of road in Manhattan.
The New York Times
June 18, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>For six hours this Sunday, streets in North Portland will be off-limits to cars.</p>
The Oregonian
June 17, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>In an effort to increase livability, New York City will test a 6.9 mile car-free corridor during the month of August.</p>
The New York Times
May 30, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Will laser-projected pedestrians make crossing the street safer in South Korea?</p>
Streetsblog
May 25, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is considering a plan to temporarily close down certain streets to car traffic, creating public space for pedestrians -- similar to the successful Ciclovia that takes place weekly in Bogota, Colombia.</p>
The Examiner
April 13, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>One Philadelphia councilman wants his city to follow the lead of more pedestrian-friendly New York and ensure that construction projects don't interfere with sidewalks.</p>
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blog post
April 8, 2008, 7am PDT

American commercial streets are often designed almost exclusively for cars; streets are often as many as eight or ten lanes wide, lengthening pedestrian trips and encouraging motorists to drive at speeds unsafe for pedestrians.

Michael Lewyn
March 19, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>This video from <em>StreetFilm</em> shows the extensive traffic calming efforts taken by one beach community in Australia.</p>
Streetsblog
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