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Pedestrian Deaths

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Before a new bridge went in over Interstate 30, pedestrians had to traverse a dangerous roadway or use a nearby vehicle bridge that lacked a sidewalk.
The Dallas Morning News
October 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Global SUV ownership is skyrocketing, with consequences for carbon emissions and traffic safety. A few voices are now calling for bans on the large vehicles.
Fast Company
September 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
Distracted walking is never a great idea. But in New York City at least, texting while walking only led to 2 out of 534 pedestrian deaths from 2014 through 2017.
New York Daily News
May 14, 2019, 2pm PDT
Pedestrian fatalities are rising, and one city council candidate has had enough.
Cincinnati Enquirer
March 26, 2018, 9am PDT
A study by Zendrive examines how many U.S. drivers can't put down their phones.
Bloomberg
March 9, 2018, 1pm PST
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized by pedestrian safety activists and, when a driver ran a red light killing two young children, hundreds came out to confront the mayor in person.
The Village Voice
November 6, 2017, 6am PST
A piece from the Congress for the New Urbanism discusses the 2017 National Walking Summit. The proceedings included the release of the nation's first walkability report card.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
November 4, 2016, 11am PDT
In an effort to curb traffic accidents, which typically increase with longer nights, New York is launching a 'dusk and darkness' ad campaign.
The New York Times
March 18, 2015, 6am PDT
Philadelphia's Washington Avenue experienced 915 car crashes between 2010 and 2013. The city wants to minimize risk in its redesign, but lacks the space to install every suggested improvement.
PlanPhilly
March 20, 2013, 6am PDT
Our brains simply tune out anything that might suggest that our behavior is in some way complicit in our problems. Scott Doyon zeros in on the obvious, but often overlooked, problems with our auto-oriented culture.
PlaceShakers
February 15, 2013, 9am PST
With many states witnessing a rise in pedestrian fatalities, David M Nelson asks: "Where is the public outcry to improve safety?" With pedestrians often blamed for such incidents, he argues new laws dealing with pedestrian-vehicle crashes are needed.
PPS Placemaking Blog
January 26, 2011, 2pm PST
New stats showing an increase in pedestrian deaths from automobile accidents have brought attention to urban design issues. But the Wall St. Journal's automotive critic places the blame squarely on the pedestrians themselves.
Grist