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Pedestrian infrastructure

October 16, 2020, 7am PDT
The ITDP's new Pedestrians First tool describes why and how to improve walking conditions, and provides comprehensive analysis of walkability for 1000 cities.
Pedestrians First
Blog post
September 25, 2020, 8am PDT
Here are four urban planning fails that should be near the top of the list as professionals assess what to address in 2020 and 2021.
Devin Partida
September 1, 2020, 10am PDT
The regional transit agency for Portland, Oregon is working on a development plan that would drastically multiple the planning considerations at a local transit station.
Bike Portland
April 22, 2020, 5am PDT
Milan is making changes to its streets to ensure that the city's residents and employment base don't overwhelm the city with new automobile traffic when the city reopens for business.
The Guardian
April 5, 2020, 9am PDT
Narrow sidewalks and pathways mean that people cannot realistically stay far enough apart.
Kostelec Planning
February 25, 2020, 1pm PST
Nashville builds four miles of sidewalk a year.
WSMV
December 26, 2019, 11am PST
The idea of road improvement catering only to cars and congestion didn't pass muster on Quebec Street in Denver. A new plan for the heavily used, but narrow, corridor will prioritize pedestrians, safety, and transit.
Denverite
December 23, 2019, 10am PST
The San Bruno Avenue Multimodal Improvement Project moved forward in San Francisco despite local resistance. The planning and political calculus behind the project is a sign of more to come in the City by the Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2019, 5am PST
Transit ridership in Norfolk, Virginia, has been lagging, and the city hopes that changes to the bus and rail systems will turn things around.
Greater Greater Washington
November 16, 2019, 7am PST
A call for more advocacy by citizens and more action cities in the name of cautious driving and pedestrian safety.
Cincinnati Enquirer
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.
Next City
October 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
The "8 Principles of Sidewalks" guide has been translated from Portuguese to English and is available to download.
TheCityFix
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.
The Salt Lake Tribune
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.
The New York Times
September 16, 2019, 10am PDT
A renewed commitment to pedestrian friendly infrastructure is changing the face of Vancouver and making space for more density.
The Globe and Mail
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.
The Urbansist
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.
PBS News Hour
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.
Bethesda Magazine
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.
The Seattle Times
February 18, 2019, 7am PST
The public is providing feedback on the city of St. Paul's first-ever Pedestrian Plan.
Next City