June 18, 2012, 12pm PDT
As cycling expands rapidly in the second-most dense city in America, the infrastructure to support this growth has not kept up, inflaming tensions over the ownership of public space, reports Maria L. La Ganga
May 16, 2012, 9am PDT
Low income people are more likely to get hit by cars. Kate Hinds reports on the social and infrastructural factors responsible for the disparity.
April 13, 2012, 10am PDT
In the second part of a four part series on America's pedestrian problem, Tom Vanderbilt evaluates the surprisingly formalized field of pedestrian behavior research, from navigating crowded sidewalks to tripping at the bottom of the stairs.
March 26, 2012, 10am PDT
Jed Lipinski profiles Matt Green, an intrepid pedestrian whose goal is to traverse every street in every borough in New York City on foot.
March 23, 2012, 5am PDT
Eric Jaffe examines research on just what it is that makes people walk faster in New York than, say, Fargo, North Dakota.
December 16, 2011, 2pm PST
NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.
December 6, 2011, 8am PST
MSNBC gives the NYC Transportation Commissioner the kung fu-like title, as well as calling her "The High Priestess of People-Friendly Cities." [VIDEO]
October 16, 2011, 9am PDT
The Town of Hull, Wisconsin's public safety committee is considering a new ordinance that bans bicyclists and pedestrians from some county roads - unless they get special permission.
October 5, 2011, 7am PDT
With over 8 million people sharing the streets and sidewalks of New York City, there is bound to be a clash between transportation modes. Who's to blame? Lyndsey Scofield says that there is bad behavior on all sides.
October 4, 2011, 11am PDT
A crosswalk in Little Rock, Arkansas is forbidden to pedestrians from 6am to 6pm every day. Tim McKuin asks, what's the deal?
September 23, 2011, 11am PDT
That's what Janette Sadik-Khan said New York is striving to do on their streets, speaking last week at a two-day conference at Harvard.
September 21, 2011, 6am PDT
Hunter College researchers Peter Tuckel and William Milczarski find that over half of New York's injuries occur in the City. While injuries outnumber previous estimates, writes Noah Kazis, their severity is still no match for those involving cars.
Streetsblog New York City
August 9, 2011, 8am PDT
The doubling of car traffic in the past 20 years in Mumbai has created a transit culture that has become dangerous for pedestrians. More than 44 percent of Mumbai citizens walk to work, and 78 percent road fatalities are pedestrians, a study finds.
May 26, 2011, 6am PDT
Seattle has been named one of the nation's safest p[laces to walk or bike. But some question whether that success will translate into any further improvements in bike and pedestrian infrastructure spending.
April 15, 2011, 7am PDT
<em>Grist</em> points to a new series of blog posts offering step-by-step instructions on how to get a crosswalk installed in your neighborhood.
March 18, 2011, 10am PDT
This slideshow from <em>Grist</em> takes a tour of the top ten cities in the world for walking.
March 10, 2011, 7am PST
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
February 26, 2011, 1pm PST
Some researchers say that crowded sidewalks in cities like New York are contributing to "sidewalk rage".
February 10, 2011, 10am PST
One woman in Lansing, Michigan has started a walking mission to explore and document every stretch of street in her city -- a total of more than 400 miles.
January 26, 2011, 2pm PST
New stats showing an increase in pedestrian deaths from automobile accidents have brought attention to urban design issues. But the Wall St. Journal's automotive critic places the blame squarely on the pedestrians themselves.