A call for more advocacy by citizens and more action cities in the name of cautious driving and pedestrian safety.
November 7, 2019, 12pm PST
Over a quarter of city blocks lack sidewalk infrastructure. An advocacy project to reduce traffic speeds and increase pedestrian safety on these streets has evolved into a city-funded program.
October 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
The "8 Principles of Sidewalks" guide has been translated from Portuguese to English and is available to download.
October 17, 2019, 8am PDT
An email survey of scooter riders in Salt Lake City would seem to make the case for more robust investment in high-quality active transportation infrastructure.
October 11, 2019, 5am PDT
As the Federal Highway Administration continues its anti-painted crosswalk crusade, attracting new attention at the national level, cities are resisting the notion that rainbow crosswalks are a safety liability.
September 16, 2019, 10am PDT
A renewed commitment to pedestrian friendly infrastructure is changing the face of Vancouver and making space for more density.
September 15, 2019, 11am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is in the midst of a planning study on Ballard Bridge, soliciting feedback from the community about how to improve circulation of vehicles and pedestrians.
June 20, 2019, 5am PDT
PBS New Hour takes a deep dive into the climbing number of pedestrian deaths in the United States—now at their highest level in almost three decades.
June 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Faced with rapidly deteriorating pedestrian safety statistics, Montgomery County in Maryland is getting to work on a new Pedestrian Plan, following closely on the heels of work completed for the county's Bicycle Master Plan.
March 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Seattle is working toward its Vision Zero goals, after a year in which most people killed by drivers in the city were pedestrians.
February 18, 2019, 7am PST
The public is providing feedback on the city of St. Paul's first-ever Pedestrian Plan.
February 15, 2019, 5am PST
A satirical article published by The Onion tells a familiar tale.
February 12, 2019, 5am PST
A decade ago it seemed like biking and walking was making a comeback that could change the commuting culture of the United States.
February 1, 2019, 11am PST
In the state that’s the most deadly for pedestrians, black pedestrians are 72% more likely to be the victims of a car crash than whites.
January 21, 2019, 11am PST
A new online tool allows cities to measure progress in providing access to alternative forms of transportation.
January 10, 2019, 2pm PST
Pedestrians are often blamed first for accidents, but they have few choices when the infrastructure is lacking, a new study shows.
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.
December 16, 2018, 9am PST
A new report by Victoria Walks, an advocacy organization in Australia, quantifies the benefits of choosing to walk. The report also benefits the multiplier of the choice to invest in pedestrian infrastructure.
November 12, 2018, 8am PST
Safety advocates in Halifax, Nova Scotia have installed crosswalk flags at over 150 crosswalks in the city. The question is whether the flags make anyone safer.
September 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cities are putting together the pieces of walkability, but there's still work to be done in completing the puzzle.