Pedestrian Safety

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.
3 days ago   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
A post for Greater Greater Washington details the ongoing conversation about how to improve pedestrian safety around Grant Circle.
Aug 22, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
Motor vehicle crashes claim over 30,000 lives per year, with related costs in the hundreds of billions. While we sometimes view that frightening statistic as inevitable, there are reasons to reexamine speed limits and how we set them.
Aug 2, 2015   Five Thirty Eight
On August 25, voters in Phoenix and Maricopa County will determine the outcome of Proposition 104, a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $17 billion for a wide variety of transportation improvements, including extended light rail.
Jul 29, 2015   ABC 15 (Phoenix)
New York City and San Jose have expanded or added rules that temporarily close some of their streets to automobile traffic. This continues a string of successes for the open streets movement.
Jul 15, 2015   Next City
A June 16 vote by the San Francisco MTA to improve safety will allow taxis, along with bicycles and Muni buses, but not ride-hailing services to make turns onto the downtown's main thoroughfare, Market Street, has upset San Francisco-based Uber.
Jun 18, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
The Safer Market Street project is one of a package of traffic safety projects underway in San Francisco to achieve a Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024.
Jun 12, 2015   SFGate
Active Transportation Alliance, a Chicago pedestrian advocacy group, urges Mayor Rahm Emanuel to improve red light cameras rather than remove them. Despite complaints from drivers, well-advertised cameras can reduce pedestrian fatalities.
May 29, 2015   Chi.Streetsblog
It will take a broad coalition of interests to once again make it safe for "free-range kids" to walk and bike on the streets of American communities. Exclusive
May 14, 2015  By Patrick L. Phillips