4 days ago
Are pedestrian walk buttons effective, or do they only give us the illusion of control? It can vary.
July 31, 2019, 12pm PDT
A proposal to paint three-dimensional crosswalks near schools, approved by the Cincinnati City Council, has been rejected by the Cincinnati Department of Transportation and Engineering.
July 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
Colorful, engaging crosswalks aren’t the norm, but they’re popping up around the country. And while they aren’t in line with federal guidelines, they have transformed streets and intersections.
February 13, 2019, 9am PST
In Philadelphia, letting pedestrians cross at more places helps challenge the norms that privilege cars.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
January 2, 2019, 8am PST
The city of St. Paul released a draft Pedestrian Plan in November, its first-ever addendum to the city's Comprehensive Plan to focus specifically on pedestrian safety.
November 30, 2018, 7am PST
While not yet widely implemented in the United States, scramble intersections make life considerably safer and easier for pedestrians and drivers.
August 17, 2018, 10am PDT
"Last year the government spent less on the ministry of silly walks than it did on national defense."
August 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Permeable crosswalks absorb water and snowmelt, while decreasing ice on the road.
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?