Pedestrian Safety

January 31, 2017, 1pm PST
Chicago Department of Transportation Chief, Gabe Klein, suggests that crash hot spots should guide efforts to make streets safer.
The Chicago Reader
January 12, 2017, 9am PST
Smart Growth America has released its annual Dangerous by Design report, showing that many older, car-oriented cities are the country's most dangerous.
Curbed
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 5, 2017, 8am PST
Apps, Intelligent Transportation Systems Improving Safety for Pedestrians
InTransition Magazine
January 3, 2017, 10am PST
Ambitious, Rapidly Expanding Vision Zero Movement Seeks to End Vehicular Deaths
InTransition Magazine
December 22, 2016, 8am PST
A $12 million gift from a local billionaire will enable a project to give separate access for bike and pedestrians on the popular Lakefront Trail.
Chicago Sun Times
December 17, 2016, 7am PST
Portland's Division Street has been the site of a number of high-profile pedestrian deaths.
Oregon Live
November 15, 2016, 12pm PST
Angie Schmitt sees encouraging signs of a change of perspective in some state DOTs, which seem to be following the national lead of Vision Zero Campaign.
Streetsblog USA
November 3, 2016, 5am PDT
It seems like pedestrian safety campaigns that focus on the errors and guilt of pedestrians miss the point. Shaming pedestrians will not keep them safe, but safer streets will.
Curbed
October 26, 2016, 8am PDT
A recent report has shed light on the lack of pedestrian signals at intersections around the city of New Orleans, where pedestrians have been injured or killed at greater rates than more populous neighboring parishes.
The Advocate
October 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Alon Levy argues that the best path to traffic safety is through design rather than traffic law enforcement.
Pedestrian Observations
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
October 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
A "good news" story for pedestrians emerges from the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Traffic signals at heavily used pedestrian intersections have been reengineered to add a 'scramble phase' and the results are startling.
NBC Los Angeles
September 24, 2016, 7am PDT
Pedestrian safety and transit performance won out over parking concerns on San Francisco's Taraval Street.
San Francisco Examiner
September 22, 2016, 11am PDT
San Francisco is looking for ways to manage—and protect—the masses of tourists who want to walk "the World's Crookedest Street."
SF Gate
September 22, 2016, 6am PDT
The IndyStar shines a light on the city of Indianapolis' neglect of its infrastructure.
Indystar
August 11, 2016, 6am PDT
The Florida Department of Transportation is trying to change the state's status as the most dangerous in the nation for pedestrians, with 5,100 people killed while walking between 2003 and 2010.
Streetsblog USA
August 2, 2016, 10am PDT
A new law with the support of the mayor and an initial approval by the D.C. council will make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to collect insurance after a crash with a motor vehicle.
Washington City Paper
June 28, 2016, 10am PDT
The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will invest $110 million to improve pedestrian safety in the state of New York.
The Lansing Star
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
The Boston Globe