Pedestrians

May 2, 2017, 6am PDT
In honor of the pioneering urbanist, who would have been 101 years old this week, citizens are organizing "Jane's Walks" in cities across the globe.
The Boston Globe
March 10, 2017, 2pm PST
Turn it to 11.
CityLab
February 10, 2017, 2pm PST
City officials in Houston have shown little regard for the safety of its people when they're walking outside, argues an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle.
The Houston Chronicle
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 10, 2017, 12pm PST
Proposed long-range transportation plan for Madison emphasizes biking, walking, bus rapid transit.
The Capital Times
December 12, 2016, 9am PST
In the period since 9/11, Lower Manhattan has undergone a residential boom. With daytime professionals and tourists also in the mix, the strain is showing.
The New York Times
November 4, 2016, 11am PDT
In an effort to curb traffic accidents, which typically increase with longer nights, New York is launching a 'dusk and darkness' ad campaign.
The New York Times
October 4, 2016, 8am PDT
New York City has come a long way since the Giuliani days, when sidewalk barriers were placed at intersections to facilitate turning vehicles, thus prohibiting pedestrians from crossing the street.
amNew York
August 11, 2016, 5am PDT
The Guardian has surveyed its readers to discover the why and where of urban walks.
The Guardian
July 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
With the rise of globalization, and urbanization, people are rethinking how cities should be structured in terms of transportation and mobility. Is it possible to reconfigure auto-centric cities into pedestrian-friendly spaces?
Doggerel
July 7, 2016, 8am PDT
In the 1970s, the fear of getting mugged had some NYC pedestrians walking in the street. Nowadays, commuters are sharing space with cars for a very different reason: the sidewalks are too crowded.
The New York Times
July 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary fatality estimates for 2015. Deaths jumped by 2,525, an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014. Pedestrians and bicyclists saw the biggest increases.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
June 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Seeking relief from noise, pollution, and incessant traffic, the city of Barcelona has a bold plan to repurpose street space. "Superblocks" will route cars around the perimeter, leaving interior streets open for walkers and bikes.
The Guardian
June 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Expanding on the complete streets policies that have come before it, the new Minneapolis complete streets policy prioritizes users: first pedestrians, then bikes, then transit, and, finally, cars.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Cities are experimenting with safety measures for pedestrians who text while they walk, but the projects could benefit everyone.
The Guardian
April 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Rockville, Maryland has plans to create a king-sized complete street along Rockville Pike, incorporating lanes for cars, bikes, buses, and more space for landscaping. But can a street like that still serve pedestrians?
Greater Greater Washington
March 4, 2016, 5am PST
The most famous voice in narration, Morgan Freeman, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live and put his vocal talents to good use.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
January 28, 2016, 6am PST
A post on Ars Technica digs into the complicated world of pedestrian modeling and identifies a culprit in the problems with existing models: indecisive people.
Ars Technica
January 23, 2016, 11am PST
The provincial government has taken draconian measures on jaywalkers in an effort to curb pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
BuzzFeed News
December 18, 2015, 12pm PST
A new app called Walc makes navigating while walking easier to do. Even more ambitiously, Walc aims to make it easier to make the choice to walk, rather than drive.
Fast Coexist