Pedestrian Safety

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.
StreetsBlog NYC
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.
The Dallas Morning News
September 3, 2015, 10am PDT
Advocates say traffic safety data collection practices in Washington, D.C. don't meet national standards. They also say it will be hard for the District to meet its vision zero goal by 2024 if the problem persists.
WAMU
August 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
Attempts to make over the conventional sidewalk shed are pretty but costly. Will Hadid's High Line canopy catch on?
The New York Times
August 22, 2015, 9am PDT
A post for Greater Greater Washington details the ongoing conversation about how to improve pedestrian safety around Grant Circle.
Greater Greater Washington
August 2, 2015, 9am PDT
Motor vehicle crashes claim over 30,000 lives per year, with related costs in the hundreds of billions. While we sometimes view that frightening statistic as inevitable, there are reasons to reexamine speed limits and how we set them.
Five Thirty Eight
July 29, 2015, 7am PDT
On August 25, voters in Phoenix and Maricopa County will determine the outcome of Proposition 104, a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $17 billion for a wide variety of transportation improvements, including extended light rail.
ABC 15 (Phoenix)
July 15, 2015, 11am PDT
New York City and San Jose have expanded or added rules that temporarily close some of their streets to automobile traffic. This continues a string of successes for the open streets movement.
Next City
June 18, 2015, 8am PDT
A June 16 vote by the San Francisco MTA to improve safety will allow taxis, along with bicycles and Muni buses, but not ride-hailing services to make turns onto the downtown's main thoroughfare, Market Street, has upset San Francisco-based Uber.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 12, 2015, 10am PDT
The Safer Market Street project is one of a package of traffic safety projects underway in San Francisco to achieve a Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024.
SFGate
May 29, 2015, 9am PDT
Active Transportation Alliance, a Chicago pedestrian advocacy group, urges Mayor Rahm Emanuel to improve red light cameras rather than remove them. Despite complaints from drivers, well-advertised cameras can reduce pedestrian fatalities.
Chi.Streetsblog
Feature
May 14, 2015, 6am PDT
It will take a broad coalition of interests to once again make it safe for "free-range kids" to walk and bike on the streets of American communities.
Patrick L. Phillips
May 13, 2015, 8am PDT
A well-informed, social media savvy observer is shedding light on a seemingly small change with big impacts on the quality of life available to pedestrians along Oakland's streets.
Gejl Accident Attorneys
May 13, 2015, 5am PDT
After breaking down the reasons why left turns are so dangerous, it's also obvious how difficult a problem they are to solve.
WNYC
May 11, 2015, 2pm PDT
A growing body of evidence shows that bike lanes put more people on bikes while also helping those people on bikes stay off sidewalks. The latest example: Honolulu.
People for Bikes
May 2, 2015, 11am PDT
The results of a multi-lingual survey of residents in East Portland produced surprising results about which transportation investments are most desired.
Bike Portland
April 23, 2015, 7am PDT
A new study finds that as travel speed increases, so too does the likelihood that drivers will fail to yield to pedestrians crossing legally with the right-of-way.
State Smart Transportation Initiative
April 15, 2015, 8am PDT
The street that benefitted by one of the most high-profile and successful freeway removals in the country is due for another makeover.
Hoodline
March 3, 2015, 9am PST
Streetsblog NYC analyses one of the street design standards in place in New York City that will make it impossible to achieve zero pedestrian fatalities under Vision Zero.
StreetsBlog NYC
March 2, 2015, 2pm PST
Officials in the country of Spain have proposed a crackdown on drunk walking. The effect of the law would be to equate the pedestrian's use of the road with the drivers of automobiles.
Guardian Cities