Pedestrian Safety

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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 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C. has place to do a new Barnes Dance.
Greater Greater Washington
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
June 5, 2017, 11am PDT
The county of El Paso and the state of Texas are partnering to install sidewalks in the city of Sparks. The project reveals a community enthusiastic about investments in pedestrian safety.
KFOX14
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
April 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Citing data that show a large share of people killed while walking or biking were drunk, some are calling for programs to educate the public of the danger of walking and biking while under the influence of alcohol.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
April 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
"Every reasonable effort should be made to avoid and minimize construction impacts on pedestrian, bicycle, and bus facilities in Oakland," according to a guidance released by the city of Oakland earlier in 2017.
Transport Oakland
March 6, 2017, 5am PST
Meet Penni Robertson, also known as America's Favorite Crossing Guard.
Detroit Free Press
March 4, 2017, 7am PST
After a series of pedestrian deaths, Portland considers an emergency speed limit change on SE Division.
The Oregonian
January 31, 2017, 1pm PST
Chicago Department of Transportation Chief, Gabe Klein, suggests that crash hot spots should guide efforts to make streets safer.
The Chicago Reader
January 12, 2017, 9am PST
Smart Growth America has released its annual Dangerous by Design report, showing that many older, car-oriented cities are the country's most dangerous.
Curbed
January 11, 2017, 5am PST
In a welcome turnabout of the usual state of affairs, a Philadelphia construction site gives a lane of traffic to pedestrians to make up for the three blocks of sidewalk it's taking.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 5, 2017, 8am PST
Apps, Intelligent Transportation Systems Improving Safety for Pedestrians
InTransition Magazine
January 3, 2017, 10am PST
Ambitious, Rapidly Expanding Vision Zero Movement Seeks to End Vehicular Deaths
InTransition Magazine
December 22, 2016, 8am PST
A $12 million gift from a local billionaire will enable a project to give separate access for bike and pedestrians on the popular Lakefront Trail.
Chicago Sun Times
December 17, 2016, 7am PST
Portland's Division Street has been the site of a number of high-profile pedestrian deaths.
Oregon Live
November 15, 2016, 12pm PST
Angie Schmitt sees encouraging signs of a change of perspective in some state DOTs, which seem to be following the national lead of Vision Zero Campaign.
Streetsblog USA
November 3, 2016, 5am PDT
It seems like pedestrian safety campaigns that focus on the errors and guilt of pedestrians miss the point. Shaming pedestrians will not keep them safe, but safer streets will.
Curbed
October 26, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent report has shed light on the lack of pedestrian signals at intersections around the city of New Orleans, where pedestrians have been injured or killed at greater rates than more populous neighboring parishes.
The Advocate
October 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Alon Levy argues that the best path to traffic safety is through design rather than traffic law enforcement.
Pedestrian Observations