Pedestrian Safety

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.
4 days ago   Crain's New York Business
A large backlash followed a large winter storm on the East Coast.
Feb 4, 2016   Brokelyn
The Urbanist takes a close look at the first of 12 Safe Routes to School projects scheduled for Seattle schools this year.
Jan 23, 2016   The Urbanist
The provincial government has taken draconian measures on jaywalkers in an effort to curb pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Jan 23, 2016   BuzzFeed News
In-depth coverage of the improvement efforts underway on Seattle's Rainier Avenue.
Jan 1, 2016   KCTS
Is a city with its own fair share of high profile projects on the way doing enough to ensure the safety of pedestrians?
Dec 30, 2015   MinnPost
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.
Dec 23, 2015   Broken Sidewalk
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.
Dec 17, 2015   StreetsBlog NYC
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.
Oct 5, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
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.
Sep 3, 2015   WAMU
Attempts to make over the conventional sidewalk shed are pretty but costly. Will Hadid's High Line canopy catch on?
Aug 28, 2015   The New York Times