May 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study on May 8 that attributes the increased number of pedestrians killed in part to road design that allows for higher speeds, fewer intersections and pedestrian crossings and more SUVs.
March 29, 2018, 11am PDT
Tech-focused civic partnerships may be one way to unlock greater urban mobility for disabled people. Tools in the works include navigation apps with specialized sound cues and "smart canes" that interact with invisible paint.
January 31, 2018, 6am PST
Giving pedestrians a head start at crosswalks is a simple fix that could save lots of lives. New York City has already seen a significant reduction in fatalities and injuries.
November 22, 2017, 8am PST
An administrator for the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration informed the city of Lexington that its rainbow crosswalk does not meet federal safety standards.
November 14, 2017, 2pm PST
Traffic officials around the world are testing 3-D crosswalks in hopes of slowing traffic, and having some success
September 21, 2017, 8am PDT
Many pedestrians don't realize it's illegal to cross the street while a crosswalk is counting down until a cop is writing them a ticket. A new bill could change that in California.
September 5, 2017, 10am PDT
There's an economic cost for making pedestrians wait at stoplights, according to a new study.
August 28, 2017, 11am PDT
People say they're more confident that their lost wallets would be returned or that they would meet a friend on a corner that had a rainbow-painted crosswalk.
July 27, 2017, 5am PDT
These examples are specific to Washington, D.C., but many of the facts listed in this article will apply elsewhere, too.
Greater Greater Washington
December 11, 2016, 7am PST
Students at Emerson College live with the frustrations of the intersection of Boylston and Tremont streets everyday. They also have ideas for how to fix the intersection.
December 5, 2016, 12pm PST
Athens, Georgia has come to the conclusion that the city's Broad Street may just be a tad too broad. Now what to do about it?
October 26, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent report has shed light on the lack of pedestrian signals at intersections around the city of New Orleans, where pedestrians have been injured or killed at greater rates than more populous neighboring parishes.
July 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Take a look at these creative crosswalks and add your own examples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?