The conventional wisdom among many urban planners is that walkable places are going to continue to become more popular and prosperous. But a new obstacle to pedestrian life has emerged in some cities—the police. Opinion
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A study finds that 20% of high school students cross the street while being distracted by a digital device.
Sep 5, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
In an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle, John Desmond discusses the findings of a ULI advisory panel tasked with developing recommendations for creating a mixed use 24-hour neighborhood in downtown's east side.
Mar 3, 2013 Houston Chronicle
Kaid Benfield proposes not only more walkable neighborhoods in the United States, where a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle every 7 minutes, but also more walking to reverse the country's alarming obesity trend.
Jan 17, 2013 NRDC Switchboard
Matt Chaban reports on the making of “the Upper East Side’s very own High Line." Current proposals seek not only to "re-pedestrianize" Park Avenue, but also to restore some of its turn of the century glory.
Dec 1, 2012 The New York Observer
Yesterday, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) was named the new head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, replacing former chair John Mica. With MAP-21 expiring in less than two years, what can rail and bike/ped advocates expect?
Nov 29, 2012 DC.Streetsblog
Using examples of exceptional streets from diverse settings across the world, Kaid Benfield tries to tease out what makes a great city street.
Sep 7, 2012 Switchboard
Included in the 2005 federal transportation bill was $100 million for four regions to invest in bike and pedestrian infrastructure to determine, essentially, if they build it, will they bike and ride more and drive less. The final results are in.
May 3, 2012 Fast Lane (DOT blog)
David Alpert tamps down the recent enthusiasm for the coming age of the self-driving car by asking what its impact will be on pedestrians and street life.
Mar 8, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Bolivia took two million cars off the street in nine cities during the "National Day of the Pedestrian." The event arrived when President Evo Morales' government plans to build a highway through the Amazon rainforest, the BBC reports.
Sep 6, 2011 BBC