Crosswalks

Crosswalk in San Jose, California.

California Daylighting Law Bans Parking Near Crosswalks

Limiting parking within 20 feet of intersections improves visibility and reduces collisions with pedestrians.

February 8, 2024 - Mercury News

Green Detroit public transit electric bus with high-rise modenr building in background.

$817 Million Safe Streets Grants Include $25M for Detroit

The city plans to use the funds to make safety and accessibility improvements at bus stops.

December 19, 2023 - WDET

Intersection with stoplights at night with one pedestrian waiting to cross.

Three-Quarters of U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Happen at Night

Unlike in comparable countries, U.S. pedestrians are most likely to die in traffic crashes during nighttime hours.

December 11, 2023 - The New York Times

New York City intersection with crosswalk.

NYC Launches Daylighting Plan

The city will install visibility improvements at over 1,000 intersections to improve traffic safety.

December 4, 2023 - Curbed

Person on bike riding across zebra crosswalk in city.

A Little-Known Loophole Puts Cyclists at Risk

Crosswalk laws in most U.S. states don’t offer legal protections to people on bikes, scooters, or mobility devices.

November 23, 2023 - Des Moines Register

Yellow school crossing sign with two figures and brick buildings in background.

Crosswalks Near NYC Schools More Dangerous Than Average

A child and a crossing guard were killed in school crosswalks within one week as the NYPD cuts crossing guard jobs.

October 31, 2023 - Curbed

View of street in front of Arlington National Cemetery with ornate neoclassical building on hilltop in background.

Arlington Updates Crosswalk Laws to Align With State Law, Vision Zero

The county will now require drivers to come to a full stop when encountering pedestrians in a crosswalk.

September 25, 2023 - Arl Now

View of empty brick crosswalk in shopping district in Greenwich, Connecticut

Connecticut Launches Complete Streets Standards

The new policy calls for sidewalks, bike lanes, and crosswalks on state roads and state-funded road projects.

September 14, 2023 - Roads and Bridges

Worker in yellow safety suit holding up orange SLOW sign on road

Reforms Are Coming to American Road Design

The federal manual governing road design is getting an update. Will it encourage real progress toward road safety?

August 16, 2023 - National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

Close-up of pedestrian crossing button at a crosswalk in Los Angeles

Tactical Urbanism Makes Strides in L.A.

A DIY urbanism group in Los Angeles has successfully prompted the city to install permanent crosswalks at dangerous intersections, despite the city’s insistence that the group’s do-it-yourself work is illegal.

February 14, 2023 - LAist

Crosswalk in Chicago with newly installed yellow delineators and speed bumps

Chicago Left Turn Traffic Calming Reduces Crashes

The city installed reflective posts and speed bumps at dangerous intersections to induce drivers to take left turns more slowly and carefully.

January 24, 2023 - Axios

Machine spraying white crosswalk lines on street

How Tactical Urbanism Succeeds Where Bureaucracy Fails

Making the case for do-it-yourself infrastructure.

December 5, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Mother and two young children waiting to cross street at busy crosswalk

Friday Funny: Crossing the Street? Good Luck!

The Onion says the quiet part out loud to illustrate the real philosophy behind many road safety strategies.

October 21, 2022 - The Onion

Pedestrian stoplight with green 'walk' silhouette lit up and blurry city buildings in background

Opinion: California Jaywalking Law a Step in Right Direction

A new law doesn’t fully decriminalize jaywalking, but bars law enforcement from issuing citations to pedestrians when crossings aren’t ‘truly dangerous.’

October 11, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Pedestrians walking in downtown Denver, Colorado surrounded by tall office towers

Jaywalking Up for Decriminalization in Denver

Like other city and state leaders, Denver’s city council will weigh a proposal to decriminalize jaywalking in an effort to reduce interactions with law enforcement and improve transportation equity.

September 13, 2022 - Westword

Black and white photo of crosswalk

Report: Dallas Needs $54 Million in Sidewalk Ramps and Crosswalk Repairs

The city, which recently adopted a Vision Zero action plan, has one of the nation’s highest pedestrian fatality rates.

June 29, 2022 - FOX 4 News

Street Mural

Study: Street Murals Can Prevent Crashes

An analysis of asphalt art around the country indicates that painted intersections and roads can dramatically improve pedestrian safety.

May 5, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Google Maps street view of intersection of Romaine and Serrano in Los Angeles, California

DIY Crosswalks Appear in Hollywood

A group claiming the city of Los Angeles fails to protect pedestrians is taking action on their own, painting a set of crosswalks at a busy residential intersection.

April 4, 2022 - NPR

Atlanta Scooter

Atlanta Urges Tactical Urbanism To Speed Up Vision Zero Goals

The city's department of transportation has released a guide to help community groups implement low-cost 'tactical urbanism' projects.

March 11, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Seattle Downtown

Seattle Rule Change Makes it Easier to Add Crosswalks

Rather than looking at current pedestrian counts, the city will use a newly developed set of 'pedestrian generators' to evaluate the need for new painted crosswalks.

February 24, 2022 - The Urbanist

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