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Sidewalks

November 24, 2019, 5am PST
Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street is heavily used by pedestrians, and, according to this article, it's time for a revamp that acknowledges all of the street's users.
The Star
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 5, 2019, 2pm PST
The city’s plan for dealing with snow and ice on sidewalks this winter doesn't address past problems and won't meet the needs of residents, say critics.
The Star
October 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
The "8 Principles of Sidewalks" guide has been translated from Portuguese to English and is available to download.
TheCityFix
October 17, 2019, 8am PDT
An email survey of scooter riders in Salt Lake City would seem to make the case for more robust investment in high-quality active transportation infrastructure.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 5, 2019, 9am PDT
A trip through the city of Los Angeles reveals the largely overlooked challenges that people with physical disabilities must overcome.
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2019, 9am PDT
In theory, sidewalks are what make cities walkable. But in Washington, D.C., many sidewalks are not accessible to the people who use them.
Greater Greater Washington
September 16, 2019, 10am PDT
A renewed commitment to pedestrian friendly infrastructure is changing the face of Vancouver and making space for more density.
The Globe and Mail
April 22, 2019, 10am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation recently released its first-ever public life study.
Streetblog USA
February 18, 2019, 7am PST
The public is providing feedback on the city of St. Paul's first-ever Pedestrian Plan.
Next City
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 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
December 19, 2018, 2pm PST
Six-month pilot projects along the Sunset Strip include a parklet and painted sidewalk extensions by a street artist.
Wehoville
November 6, 2018, 2pm PST
Minneapolis is stepping up enforcement of snow removal scofflaws and considering taking on the job of clearing sidewalks in the name of walkability.
Star Tribune
September 4, 2018, 11am PDT
A bill that would toss the helmet requirement for adult e- scooter riders and allow them to ride on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph, up from the current limit of 25 mph, is on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. He has until Sept. 30 to decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 19, 2018, 11am PDT
The problem of feces in the public realm is rampant in San Francisco, so the city is launching a new "Poop Patrol."
San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2018, 9am PDT
With so much attention devoted to how technology will change roadways and vehicles, less speculation has attended to the ways technology will change walking.
Foreground
July 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
A-frame sandwich board signs are illegal in Chicago, but they're widely used anyway.
Block Club 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 22, 2018, 11am PDT
The city will survey every one of its 37,000 street corners for compliance.
Oregon Live