5 days ago
Do cities that make homeowners repair sidewalks subsidize car culture? Or do cities that fund sidewalks subsidize sprawl?
6 days ago
A status update of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan leaves a writer wondering if the backlog pedestrian infrastructure maintenance will grow while only a few planned projects get built.
June 2, 2016, 11am PDT
New research lays the groundwork for a universal standard by which to measure effectiveness of bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects.
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.
February 4, 2016, 7am PST
A large backlash followed a large winter storm on the East Coast.
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?
November 3, 2015, 12pm PST
Seattle political leadership recently announced an ambitious plan to build more sidewalks with less money.
November 2, 2015, 9am PST
Biking and walking are often assumed as two peas in a pod, when in fact it might be more helpful to think of them as apples and oranges.
August 21, 2015, 8am PDT
Not all streets are created equal: Some have sidewalks and some don't.
July 29, 2015, 7am PDT
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.
May 2, 2015, 11am PDT
The results of a multi-lingual survey of residents in East Portland produced surprising results about which transportation investments are most desired.
March 20, 2015, 9am PDT
A vision concept called the Brooklyn Strand would create a more integrated and connected system of pedestrian and green spaces. Can local stakeholders convince the city to support the project?
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.
December 22, 2014, 1pm PST
New data released Dec. 19 by NHTSA shows increased safety for those traveling by car, but pedestrian fatalities are 15% higher than in 2009. Plans by San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago to increase ped safety are described by the WSJ.
November 30, 2014, 5am PST
Metropolitan Atlanta accounts for half of the pedestrian fatalities in Georgia. One pedestrian advocacy group is doing the legwork to begin the process of improving the city's pedestrian infrastructure.
August 20, 2014, 11am PDT
The refusal of the Boston Police Department to report crashes to the state's Registry of Vehicles means that the city misses out on state funding to improve pedestrian and traffic safety.
August 5, 2014, 2pm PDT
Focusing on street safety conditions in Miami as a case study of larger findings, a Governing magazine analysis finds that pedestrians are much more likely to be killed by cars in impoverished neighborhoods.
April 22, 2013, 5am PDT
A group of America's leading corporations, health care providers, and government officials are preparing to launch a national walking movement this fall. "If walking was a pill or surgical procedure, it would be on 60 Minutes,” says Dr. Bob Sallis.
April 16, 2013, 2pm PDT
A disappearing part of Cincinnati’s urban history is the subject of a new book, which portrays urban staircases as reflective of neighborhood histories and the urban experience.
Global Site Plans - The Grid
January 31, 2012, 5am PST
A new report by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy titled "Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers,” debunks the myth that "nobody walks" in rural America.