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Pedestrian Safety

October 22, 2020, 9am PDT
Angie Schmitt and Charles T. Brown make nine arguments against the criminalization of jaywalking.
Bloomberg CityLab
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
September 21, 2020, 6am PDT
The broader safety implications of the death of Elaine Hertzberg after being struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle in Tempe is still being litigated. Last week, the back-up driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.
NPR
August 27, 2020, 8am PDT
The majority of pedestrian master plans consider how to make equitable walking infrastructure. Less than half of plans implement strategies to address the fact that people of color are disproportionately represented in pedestrian fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
June 1, 2020, 5am PDT
Speed limits in Washington, D.C. are safer for everyone.
The Washington Post
April 29, 2020, 10am PDT
Vision Zero arrives in one of the country's most car-centric big cities.
Atlanta Intown
March 10, 2020, 6am PDT
So far in 2020, drivers have killed 15 pedestrians on Connecticut roads.
Hartford Courant
February 20, 2020, 11am PST
For one refugee family, living in Houston has meant facing a host of new challenges as they traverse the city’s roadways without a car.
Texas Monthly
January 28, 2020, 6am PST
The city of Orlando, Florida is examined as the worst example of the nation's pedestrian safety crisis.
Curbed
December 11, 2019, 2pm PST
After an initial wave of speed limit reductions in 2016, the city of Seattle will embark on a major expansion of speed limit reductions over the next 18 months.
The Urbanist
December 7, 2019, 9am PST
A loss for traffic safety advocates in Seattle.
The Urbanist
December 1, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Toronto needed regulatory permission from the province of Ontario to begin enforcing speed limits with the use of automated camera technology. Photo radar in Ontario is legal as of today.
The Star
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 13, 2019, 11am PST
The National Transportation Safety Board has released documents related to the Tempe, Arizona, crash that killed a person, highlighting what went wrong with the driverless technology.
Wired
November 13, 2019, 6am PST
Despite efforts by federal regulators to curtail painted crosswalks, Cincinnati is moving forward with a unique program to paint murals on streets to slow traffic.
Smart Cities Dive
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
November 6, 2019, 10am PST
TriMet, the regional transit agency in the Portland, Oregon area, this week launched a process for creating a new Pedestrian Plan.
BikePortland
October 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Children are three times more likely to be killed by a driver on Halloween than another day of the year. It's worse for kids between the ages of 4 and 8.
The Washington Post
October 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Global SUV ownership is skyrocketing, with consequences for carbon emissions and traffic safety. A few voices are now calling for bans on the large vehicles.
Fast Company
October 16, 2019, 10am PDT
So many subsidies ensure the dominance of the automobile in the daily live of the United States, it's hard to keep track of them all. Law Professor Greg Shill is keeping track, however.
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