San Francisco Dangerous For Pedestrians

The city long considered to be a walker's paradise now rates as one of the nation's most dangerous cities for pedestrians.

Read Time: 1 minute

July 25, 2000, 11:45 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

While the country overall pedestrian death rate declines, San Francisco ranks as one of the nation's most dangerous cities for pedestrians. Eighteen pedestrians have died so far this year. By this time last year the city had recorded eight pedestrian deaths. Growing population, increasing number of cars and poorly designed sidewalks are some of the causes. "San Francisco is a walkable big city placed in the middle of a car-oriented region," said Gabriel Metcalf, deputy director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, a public policy think-tank.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Monday, July 24, 2000 in San Jose Mercury News

Chicago Commute

The Right to Mobility

As we consider how to decarbonize transportation, preserving mobility, especially for lower- and middle-income people, must be a priority.

January 26, 2023 - Angie Schmitt

Green bike lane with flexible delineators and textures paint in Hoboken, New Jersey

America’s Best New Bike Lanes

PeopleForBikes highlights some of the most exciting new bike infrastructure projects completed in 2022.

January 31, 2023 - PeopleforBikes

Sharrow bike markings on black asphalt two-lane road with snowy trees

Early Sharrow Booster: ‘I Was Wrong’

The lane marking was meant to raise awareness and instill shared respect among drivers and cyclists. But their inefficiency has led supporters to denounce sharrows, pushing instead for more robust bike infrastructure that truly protects riders.

January 26, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

A tent covered in blue and black tarps sits on a downtown Los Angeles sidewalk with the white ziggurat-topped L.A. City Hall looming in the background

L.A. County Towns Clash Over Homelessness Policies

Local governments often come to different conclusions about how to address homelessness within their respective borders, but varying approaches only exacerbate the problem.

February 3 - Shelterforce Magazine

Rendering of mixed-use development with parks and stormwater retention on former Houston landfill site

A Mixed-Use Vision for Houston Landfill Site

A local nonprofit is urging the city to consider adding mixed-use development to the site, which city officials plan to turn into a stormwater detention facility.

February 3 - Urban Edge

Aerial view of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin at sunset

Milwaukee County Makes Substantial Progress on Homelessness

In 2022, the county’s point-in-time count of unhoused people reflected just 18 individuals, the lowest in the country.

February 3 - Urban Milwaukee