Pedestrian Safety

After viewing the videos taken by two cameras equipped in the Uber autonomous vehicle that fatally struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday, the chief concluded the crash was difficult to avoid. Also, lessons on the crash from David Leonhardt.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
This is likely the first time a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving car.
The Arizona Republic
3 days ago
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for the cause of the horrific collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse on March 15, killing six. people. Angie Schmitt questions why a ped span was needed at all.
Streetsblog USA
March 9, 2018, 1pm PST
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized by pedestrian safety activists and, when a driver ran a red light killing two young children, hundreds came out to confront the mayor in person.
The Village Voice
March 6, 2018, 8am PST
A proposed bill in the California State Assembly would make it easier for local jurisdictions to set lower speed limits, sidestepping the controversial 85th percentile rule.
Streetsblog California
February 19, 2018, 9am PST
It is illegal to operate a mobile phone to talk, text or listen to music while crossing the street in Montclair, California
Daily Bulletin
January 31, 2018, 6am PST
Giving pedestrians a head start at crosswalks is a simple fix that could save lots of lives. New York City has already seen a significant reduction in fatalities and injuries.
January 26, 2018, 9am PST
Every year, all over the country (depending on El Niño and Polar Vortexes), snow covers roads and traffic patterns and snow removal equipment reveals a safer street design.
January 3, 2018, 5am PST
New York City officials, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, are responding to a wave of terrorist attacks and other tragic events with a proposal to build protective bollards around the city.
CBS News
January 2, 2018, 2pm PST
Many cities say they've adopted Vision Zero, but the numbers show they aren't actually getting any safer.
Streetsblog USA
December 12, 2017, 8am PST
Last year more than 9,000 sidewalk sheds dotted New York streets, protecting public safety and inspiring universal frustration.
Yahoo Finance
December 7, 2017, 5am PST
Crossing the street can be dangerous in the best conditions, but a $500 fine for looking at the phone while crossing the street won't help anything, according to this editorial.
Chicago Tribune
December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
November 28, 2017, 1pm PST
The university wanted to limit a section of Bigelow Boulevard to pedestrians, but the city pushed for a compromise: better crosswalks and traffic calming features. Now the challenge is finding the funds.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 22, 2017, 8am PST
An administrator for the Kentucky division of the Federal Highway Administration informed the city of Lexington that its rainbow crosswalk does not meet federal safety standards.
Lexington Herald Leader
November 20, 2017, 12pm PST
Streetsblog USA wants you to use #walkinginthemargins to expose hostile pedestrian environments.
Streetsblog USA
November 18, 2017, 1pm PST
In many locales, instruments like traffic studies take pedestrian health into little account. According to Lark Lo, healthy communities haven't been much of a priority at all.
Next City
November 16, 2017, 6am PST
Chicago-land bikers and walkers are facing increased danger outside the city's center.
Daily Herald
November 6, 2017, 6am PST
A piece from the Congress for the New Urbanism discusses the 2017 National Walking Summit. The proceedings included the release of the nation's first walkability report card.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
October 22, 2017, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced proposed speed limit changes and enforcement budgets. Changes to the speed limit will mean an increase in most places.
Streetsblog LA