Pedestrian Safety

Yesterday
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.
The Globe and Mail
October 20, 2018, 9am PDT
A safety-minded street reconfiguration overcame opposition in San Francisco thanks to strong political leadership.
San Francisco Examiner
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.
The Guardian
August 26, 2018, 7am PDT
Illinois gets to new pieces of legislation aimed at slowing the rise in pedestrian deaths and other commuter injuries.
Chicago Tribune
August 20, 2018, 10am PDT
Autonomous vehicle technology is no longer enjoying an uncritical reception. Skepticism, it seems, is becoming a more common response to the idea of setting robot cars free on the streets.
Bloomberg
August 8, 2018, 5am PDT
The West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge is over budget and will not be completed until late 2019.
Crain's
August 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Permeable crosswalks absorb water and snowmelt, while decreasing ice on the road.
KHSB NBC
August 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
About two people a year are killed on Division street in Portland, and many more inured, now some fixes are in place and more are on the way.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
August 2, 2018, 1pm PDT
Despite rising death tolls for pedestrians, cities around the country are getting rid of red light cameras. New York City will be next.
Streetsblog USA
July 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
A 2015 NHTSA report showed that pedestrians were multiple times more likely to die if struck by SUVs, but that information was neither shared nor acted upon.
The Detroit Free Press
July 10, 2018, 6am PDT
What would equality and freedom for pedestrians look like?
Transportist
June 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Two articles in national publications share findings from recent studies that make it harder to accept the "distracted walking" excuse for increased traffic fatalities.
FiveThirtyEight
June 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
A Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner calls the trend "very troubling."
Streetsblog Chicago
June 3, 2018, 9am PDT
A system of beacons will send signals to cell phones in Houston to help bus riders find stops and navigate public transit safely.
Houston Chronicle
May 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The new law is billed as a pedestrian safety measure, which is just one of the problems with the law according to critics.
Dayton Daily News
May 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Melissa Wandall has been fighting for safer conditions for Florida streets since the death of her husband Mark Wandall in 2003. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Florida upheld a traffic safety law passed in his name.
Streetsblog
May 18, 2018, 2pm PDT
35 sleek trucks smoothing their way around Europe with increased visibility to decrease dangers for pedestrians and reduce drag for energy efficiency.
Quartz
May 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
Right turns on red became legal at a large scale across the country in the 1970s, despite the threats the practice represents to pedestrians and people on bikes.
Streetsblog USA
May 17, 2018, 5am PDT
A $1 million project to reduce vehicle lanes on Detroit's Jefferson Boulevard is designed to increase safety along the busy corridor.
Crain's Detroit Business
May 15, 2018, 7am PDT
In car-dependent communities, road diets and bike lanes can be a tough sell.
CityLab