Sidewalks

December 28, 2012, 9am PST
WAMU's Michael Pope reports on an Alexandria, VA's plan to level the playing field for bikes, pedestrians and cars by taking out curbs.
WAMU
December 17, 2012, 5am PST
Like a school of fish navigating the ocean depths or a mass migration of wildebeests, pedestrians follow fundamental laws of swarm behavior when making their way through crowded sidewalks. Alexandra Horowitz explains the laws of the herd.
The New York Times
November 10, 2012, 11am PST
In the aftermath of the presidential election, an observation by the star statistician Nate Silver about the connection between sidewalks and voting patterns has been getting a lot of play. Robert Steuteville tries to depoliticize walkability.
Better! Cities & Towns
October 26, 2012, 6am PDT
Who should be required to take the first step in suburban retrofitting? The city, in the form of providing walkable, bikeable streets, or developers, by conforming to pedestrian-oriented building standards?
PlaceShakers
September 18, 2012, 1pm PDT
Following up on a recent LA Times editorial arguing for a "citizens sidewalk brigade" to document the state of every one of the city's sidewalks, rather than a proposed $10 million three-year survey, columnist Steve Lopez registers his approval.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
August 28, 2012, 2pm PDT

Jonathan Nettler
May 16, 2012, 9am PDT
Low income people are more likely to get hit by cars. Kate Hinds reports on the social and infrastructural factors responsible for the disparity.
Transportation Nation
May 2, 2012, 7am PDT
Jeremy Smerd describes the competition over sidewalk space in New York, as commerce overflows out of buildings and into public space.
Crain's New York Business
February 24, 2012, 5am PST
Chuck Wolfe traces the comeback of sandwich board signage in cities, explains how associated regulations work, and offers reasons why such signage should be carefully fostered.
The Atlantic Cities
February 8, 2012, 12pm PST
Jane E. Brody reports on the safety features New York City has instituted as part of an ambitious effort to completely re-engineer city streets.
The New York Times
January 31, 2012, 12pm PST
A lawsuit based on the Americans With Disabilities Act may leave Los Angeles responsible for over a billion dollars' worth of crumbling sidewalks.
Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2011, 7am PDT
With over 8 million people sharing the streets and sidewalks of New York City, there is bound to be a clash between transportation modes. Who's to blame? Lyndsey Scofield says that there is bad behavior on all sides.
This Big City
August 10, 2011, 5am PDT
Utility boxes are cluttering city streets all over the world. But they're not going away, and cities should start to try to find new ways to blend them into the urban fabric, according to this article from the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 5, 2011, 12pm PDT
Washington D.C.'s first sidewalk cafe opened 5-plus years ago. This piece from <em>The Washington Post</em> looks at the history of outdoor eating in the city, and how the trend has picked up over the years.
The Washington Post
April 24, 2011, 5am PDT
A new report on sidewalks and climate change in Seattle prompts a call to urban planners and municipal officials to take greater care in installing sidewalks in neighborhoods.
Crosscut
April 15, 2011, 7am PDT
<em>Grist</em> points to a new series of blog posts offering step-by-step instructions on how to get a crosswalk installed in your neighborhood.
Grist
April 14, 2011, 9am PDT
Sidewalks in Holland have for years utilized piped-in waste heat to melt snow. Now, they've added an additional sidewalk amenity: a hearth.
Metropolis
March 10, 2011, 7am PST
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
The Wall Street Journal
February 26, 2011, 1pm PST
Some researchers say that crowded sidewalks in cities like New York are contributing to "sidewalk rage".
CBS
January 19, 2011, 7am PST
This piece from <em>Next American City</em> looks at plans to dramatically rework streetscapes in Boston, and cheers the effort.
Next American City