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.
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.
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.
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.
March 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
Having launched a pedestrian safety campaign focused on education, legislators may go a step further to tackle another 'E'—enforcement. But rather than drivers, pedestrians looking down at their smart phones will be the targets.
March 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A writer suggests an end for one of the many conveniences available to drivers: the right turn on a red light.
March 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Citing pedestrian and cyclist casualties, the Scottish capital will reduce speed limits on 80 percent of its streets to a mere 20 mph. Backers are pushing for additional complete streets improvements.
March 11, 2016, 9am PST
With a new Governors Highway Safety Association report estimating that the number of pedestrian fatalities jumped 10 percent in 2015, the highest ever, we look at efforts in Nevada and Louisville, Ky. to increase pedestrian safety.
March 10, 2016, 2pm PST
Simply banning bikes from riding on sidewalks does more harm than good. A better understanding of why people choose to ride bikes on the sidewalk will be necessary to create safer environments for all users.
March 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Pedestrian safety is a growing problem across the country, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
The Christian Science Monitor
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
February 8, 2016, 5am PST
A 1980 law protecting pedestrians from falling debris has spawned a labyrinth of sidewalk sheds: the covered walkways that often support scaffolding. Many of these "temporary" structures linger for years.
Crain's New York Business
February 4, 2016, 7am PST
A large backlash followed a large winter storm on the East Coast.
January 23, 2016, 1pm PST
The Urbanist takes a close look at the first of 12 Safe Routes to School projects scheduled for Seattle schools this year.
January 23, 2016, 11am PST
The provincial government has taken draconian measures on jaywalkers in an effort to curb pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
January 1, 2016, 11am PST
In-depth coverage of the improvement efforts underway on Seattle's Rainier Avenue.
December 30, 2015, 10am PST
Is a city with its own fair share of high profile projects on the way doing enough to ensure the safety of pedestrians?
December 23, 2015, 11am PST
Broken Sidewalk analyzes an example of the kind of street design decisions continuing to encroach on pedestrian infrastructure around the country. The case study: Ninth Street in Louisville.
December 17, 2015, 5am PST
Community leaders sometimes present the biggest obstacles when and where the rubber hits the road on Vision Zero traffic safety improvements. New York City Mayor de Blasio is pushing for more power for the DOT.
October 5, 2015, 12pm PDT
A hearing on pedestrian infrastructure in Dallas—which is proving exceptionally deadly this year—reveals the sharp political divide on how to make streets safe for walking.