Pedestrian Fatalities

January 27, 2019, 11am PST
The mayor wants to implement a series of measures to eliminate traffic fatalities and make city streets safer for pedestrians.
Cincinnati CityBeat
May 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Pennsylvania Senate Transit Committee approved a bill to allow for photo enforcement to catch drivers making illegal passes that could endanger children in front of school buses.
Trib Live
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.
The Washington Post
April 30, 2018, 7am PDT
Over 2,000 people died from hit-and-run collisions on American roads in 2016, the highest since 2009, claiming a disproportionate amount of pedestrian and cyclist lives. One solution: more protected bike lanes.
CBS This Morning
April 24, 2018, 7am PDT
A van driver apparently deliberately mowed down pedestrians on sidewalks and intersections in the North York area of Toronto on Monday. The suspect is in custody. The incident is reminiscent of a similar scene last May in Times Square, Manhattan.
CNN
April 19, 2018, 12pm PDT
Florida’s incremental steps toward complete streets have saved thousands of lives, but still left it one of the most dangerous states to walk in.
Streetsblog USA
April 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Autonomous vehicles hold the potential to greatly reduce auto crashes. Advocates want them on the road as early as possible to reduce fatalities. Skeptics worry that the public will be guinea pigs during the testing—case in point: Elaine Herzberg.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 26, 2018, 9am PDT
A study by Zendrive examines how many U.S. drivers can't put down their phones.
Bloomberg
March 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Experts who watched the videos taken by onboard cameras equipped in the Volvo SUV that hit Elaine Herzberg determined that Uber's automated driving system failed to perform adequately. The crash points to a need for regulations.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Elaine Herzberg's death by autonomous vehicle on March 18 in Tempe was a "first," but what of the 224 pedestrians that died last year in Arizona, the nation's most dangerous state for pedestrians according to a 50-state report released Feb. 28?
Governors Highway Safety Association
March 21, 2018, 11am PDT
After viewing the videos taken by two cameras equipped in the Uber autonomous vehicle that fatally struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday, the chief concluded the crash was difficult to avoid. Also, lessons on the crash from David Leonhardt.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 6, 2018, 8am PST
A proposed bill in the California State Assembly would make it easier for local jurisdictions to set lower speed limits, sidestepping the controversial 85th percentile rule.
Streetsblog California
December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
October 10, 2017, 11am PDT
A Toronto Star columnist frames a recent spate of pedestrian fatalities in stark terms.
Toronto Star
September 1, 2017, 8am PDT
Bigger cars and an older population means a growing number of Americans die while crossing the street, and the country is just getting older.
Mother Nature Network
June 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
June 7, 2017, 11am PDT
In the wake of two terrorist attacks on London bridges that killed pedestrians, concrete barriers were installed on three crossings to prevent repeat rampages. The only problem is that they were installed in bicycle lanes.
London Evening Standard
May 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
Countless lives were likely saved by a strategically placed bollard on W. 45th Ave. which stopped a motorist who had driven three blocks on city sidewalks, mowing-down as many pedestrians as possible, from entering the Times Square pedestrian plaza.
The New York Times
February 19, 2017, 5am PST
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
NPR
November 28, 2016, 9am PST
New research finds that as more distracted drivers take the road, protected bike lanes are keeping bikers alive.
CityLab