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'Beg Buttons' Quietly Appearing at East Bay Crosswalks

Critics of pedestrian crosswalk buttons say the devices, meant to help improve bus speeds, give pedestrians the 'absolute lowest priority' on city streets.

December 9, 2021 - Streetsblog San Francisco

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What Walk Buttons Do (and Don't Do)

Are pedestrian walk buttons effective, or do they only give us the illusion of control? It can vary.

September 10, 2019 - WAMU

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'Pedestrian Congestion' Hurts the Economy Too

There's an economic cost for making pedestrians wait at stoplights, according to a new study.

September 5, 2017 - Aukland Now

Oakland Crosswalk Engineering Mistimes Walkability Goals

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.

May 13, 2015 - Gejl Accident Attorneys

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