Pedestrians

Pedestrian bridge over the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California

Why So Many Pedestrians Die on Freeways

Close to one fifth of pedestrian deaths in the United States happen on controlled-access freeways, suggesting a critical need for safety improvements on major roads.

June 13, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Google Maps street view of Diamond Street

Local Opposition Threatens San Diego’s Last ‘Slow Street’

Residents in Pacific Beach want the city to revise its design of the Diamond Street ‘slow street,’ the last remaining segment of pandemic-era pedestrian-oriented road in the city.

April 26, 2022 - San Diego Union-Tribune

Google Maps street view of intersection of Romaine and Serrano in Los Angeles, California

DIY Crosswalks Appear in Hollywood

A group claiming the city of Los Angeles fails to protect pedestrians is taking action on their own, painting a set of crosswalks at a busy residential intersection.

April 4, 2022 - NPR

Florida Main Street

AARP Releases DIY Walk Audit

An updated 'walk audit toolkit' lets you assess pedestrian safety in your neighborhood and advocate for improvements.

February 17, 2022 - Streetsblog California

Florida Pedestrians

Opinion: Road Safety Data Should Include Close Calls

Even in the absence of lethal collisions, the experience of repeated near-misses can discourage pedestrians from walking and degrade public perception of road safety.

January 25, 2022 - NextCity

A group of cyclists rides on a green painted bike line on the Embarcadero in Sa Francisco.

Caltrans Issues New Complete Streets Policy

A policy released by the California Department of Transportation in December will require Complete Streets elements in all state road projects.

January 11, 2022 - Streetsblog California

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Traffic Calming Projects Take Aim at Reckless Driving

The city is using restriping, delineators, and other traffic calming measures to fight reckless driving and improve pedestrian safety.

January 3, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

Beg Button

'Beg Buttons' Quietly Appearing at East Bay Crosswalks

Critics of pedestrian crosswalk buttons say the devices, meant to help improve bus speeds, give pedestrians the 'absolute lowest priority' on city streets.

December 9, 2021 - Streetsblog San Francisco

Florida Pedestrians

Infrastructure Bill Takes Small Steps Toward Pedestrian Safety

While road funding still dominates the newly passed infrastructure bill, pedestrian advocates praise the bill's modest investment in active transportation and road safety.

November 15, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Bicycling across the Golden Gate Bridge

Making the Golden Gate Bridge Safer for Cyclists

The Golden Gate Bridge District is looking at ways to improve safety on the bridge's narrow, windy bike and pedestrian paths.

October 8, 2021 - Streetsblog San Francisco

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