Pedestrian Safety

June 28, 2016, 10am PDT
The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will invest $110 million to improve pedestrian safety in the state of New York.
The Lansing Star
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
The Boston Globe
March 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
Having launched a pedestrian safety campaign focused on education, legislators may go a step further to tackle another 'E'—enforcement. But rather than drivers, pedestrians looking down at their smart phones will be the targets.
NJ.com
March 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A writer suggests an end for one of the many conveniences available to drivers: the right turn on a red light.
Next City
March 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Citing pedestrian and cyclist casualties, the Scottish capital will reduce speed limits on 80 percent of its streets to a mere 20 mph. Backers are pushing for additional complete streets improvements.
Next City
March 11, 2016, 9am PST
With a new Governors Highway Safety Association report estimating that the number of pedestrian fatalities jumped 10 percent in 2015, the highest ever, we look at efforts in Nevada and Louisville, Ky. to increase pedestrian safety.
Las Vegas Sun
Feature
March 10, 2016, 2pm PST
Simply banning bikes from riding on sidewalks does more harm than good. A better understanding of why people choose to ride bikes on the sidewalk will be necessary to create safer environments for all users.
Ariel Godwin and Anne M. Price
March 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Pedestrian safety is a growing problem across the country, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
Streetsblog USA
February 8, 2016, 5am PST
A 1980 law protecting pedestrians from falling debris has spawned a labyrinth of sidewalk sheds: the covered walkways that often support scaffolding. Many of these "temporary" structures linger for years.
Crain's New York Business
February 4, 2016, 7am PST
A large backlash followed a large winter storm on the East Coast.
Brokelyn
January 23, 2016, 1pm PST
The Urbanist takes a close look at the first of 12 Safe Routes to School projects scheduled for Seattle schools this year.
The Urbanist
January 23, 2016, 11am PST
The provincial government has taken draconian measures on jaywalkers in an effort to curb pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
BuzzFeed News
January 1, 2016, 11am PST
In-depth coverage of the improvement efforts underway on Seattle's Rainier Avenue.
KCTS
December 30, 2015, 10am PST
Is a city with its own fair share of high profile projects on the way doing enough to ensure the safety of pedestrians?
MinnPost
December 23, 2015, 11am PST
Broken Sidewalk analyzes an example of the kind of street design decisions continuing to encroach on pedestrian infrastructure around the country. The case study: Ninth Street in Louisville.
Broken Sidewalk
December 17, 2015, 5am PST
Community leaders sometimes present the biggest obstacles when and where the rubber hits the road on Vision Zero traffic safety improvements. New York City Mayor de Blasio is pushing for more power for the DOT.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 5, 2015, 12pm PDT
A hearing on pedestrian infrastructure in Dallas—which is proving exceptionally deadly this year—reveals the sharp political divide on how to make streets safe for walking.
The Dallas Morning News
September 3, 2015, 10am PDT
Advocates say traffic safety data collection practices in Washington, D.C. don't meet national standards. They also say it will be hard for the District to meet its vision zero goal by 2024 if the problem persists.
WAMU
August 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
Attempts to make over the conventional sidewalk shed are pretty but costly. Will Hadid's High Line canopy catch on?
The New York Times