Crosswalks

July 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Take a look at these creative crosswalks and add your own examples.
The Guardian Cities
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 9, 2016, 10am PST
St. Louis will end a program that allows groups to decorate crosswalks for the purposes of beautifying and branding neighborhoods. Currently decorated crosswalks can stay, for now.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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 16, 2015, 2pm PDT
Seattle will implement a process by which neighborhoods can take the Tactical Urbanism practice of DIY sidewalks a step further—by officially approving local designs for sidewalks.
Seattle Bike Blog
June 5, 2015, 11am PDT
Although Los Angeles isn't famous for its walking culture, many neighborhoods are actually quite suited for it. That is, if streets could be made friendlier to the pedestrians they currently repel.
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2015, 6am PDT
These colorful crosswalks, recently installed in San Francisco's Castro District, are spreading. Latest city: Key West, Florida. Another aspect of their attractiveness is price: $4,000 for a four-crosswalk intersection. Guess who paid?
Miami Herald
March 3, 2015, 9am PST
Streetsblog NYC analyses one of the street design standards in place in New York City that will make it impossible to achieve zero pedestrian fatalities under Vision Zero.
StreetsBlog NYC
January 30, 2015, 8am PST
The New York City Department of Transportation is moving forward with a series of pedestrian and bike infrastructure improvements in a neighborhood built in the shadow of some of the city's most highest profile transportation infrastructure.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 2, 2014, 8am PDT
Not to be outdone by West Hollywood, San Francisco's premier gay neighborhood has painted crosswalks on Castro Street in rainbow colors. However, it's only one part of a much bigger streetscape improvement project that involved huge community input.
CBS
September 8, 2014, 11am PDT
A study finds that most drivers disregard for the rights of pedestrians to cross the road. Visual cues, however, provided by street design, greatly increase the likelihood that drivers will yield.
Chicago Tribune
August 1, 2014, 2pm PDT
The Silver Line's intended impact on Tysons Corner in Virginia has been described as the "Great Suburban Retrofit." It looks like the retrofit will have to start with crosswalks near the line's new stations.
Greater Greater Washington
June 16, 2014, 6am PDT
A Smart Growth America report put the spotlight on Orlando and the entire state of Florida as leading the nation in pedestrian deaths per capita. NPR investigate what is being done to lose the infamous title.
NPR
May 21, 2014, 11am PDT
We were told to look both ways before crossing the street—not walk two miles, uphill both ways, in the snow before crossing the street.
Streetsblog USA
January 19, 2014, 1pm PST
The Transportation Planner posts about an inexplicable crosswalk at a highway interchange located in McLean, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC.
The Transportation Planner
May 10, 2013, 8am PDT
The results of a recent study of pedestrian road crossing behavior suggests that the risks we take as walkers depend largely on our cultural context.
Atlantic Cities
April 4, 2013, 5am PDT
A new study conducted by NYU's Langone Medical Center reveals that pedestrians are most often struck by cars in New York's supposed safe havens: in a crosswalk with the signal on their side. Findings related to bicycle safety were also revealed.
The New York Times
February 8, 2013, 8am PST
How does each of us perceive the city? Using photos of pedestrians in Seattle crosswalks and the highly walkable Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Chuck Wolfe challenges readers to think for themselves about what they see.
The Atlantic Cities
February 1, 2013, 5am PST
Our friends at Streetsblog are hunting for the worst intersection in America. Help them decide from among a host of qualified entries.
DC.Streetsblog
December 19, 2012, 7am PST
In what is either a hopeful sign of the increasing prominence of the pedestrian, or a depressing comment on existing level of pedestrian safety, the installation of a crosswalk in downtown Los Angeles this week was big news.
LA.Streetsblog