Pedestrian Safety

3 hours ago
The public is providing feedback on the city of St. Paul's first-ever Pedestrian Plan.
Next City
3 days ago
A satirical article published by The Onion tells a familiar tale.
The Onion
5 days ago
In Philadelphia, letting pedestrians cross at more places helps challenge the norms that privilege cars.
The Inquirer / Philly.com
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.
Florida Courier
January 30, 2019, 6am PST
With Democrats rising to power in the U.S. House of Representatives and the government recently reopened (temporarily at least), it's time to plot the legislative ambitions of the coming session in Congress.
Streetsblog USA
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
January 26, 2019, 9am PST
Move Seattle included a promise of 250 blocks of new sidewalks and pathways. But costs are much higher than predicted and the low-cost pathways are minimal improvements for pedestrians.
The Urbanist
January 23, 2019, 10am PST
The latest edition of the annual report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition reports more and more death and tragedy on American streets and roads.
CityLab
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.
Streetsblog USA
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.
Next City
November 30, 2018, 7am PST
While not yet widely implemented in the United States, scramble intersections make life considerably safer and easier for pedestrians and drivers.
Strong Towns
November 27, 2018, 12pm PST
General Motors cut the bad environmental and economic news with an announcement that cost cutting measures would allow the company to focus more resources on electric and self-driving cars.
USA Today
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.
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