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Pedestrian Penny-Pinching Pays Off: The Case in Hoboken

Eric McAfee | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
Eric McAfee

If you don't have the money to make it aesthetic, at least you can make it functional. This seems to be mentality that Hoboken, New Jersey, America's most walkable city, endorses in some of its streetscape improvements.

Drivers Show Signs Of Racial Bias At Crosswalks, Initial Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.18.2015 | Science

Does the race of a pedestrian determine whether a driver will stop to let them cross the street? A joint preliminary study by researchers at the Univ...

Massive Mobile Manslaughter Machines

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

The transit agency in Des Moines, IA, has actually moved to eliminate left hand turns to the greatest extent possible. Seattle and Cleveland are trying out a "talking bus," alerting pedestrians in crosswalks when a bus is approaching. While transit is still a very safe mode of travel for those on board the bus, crosswalks are the industry's Achilles Heel, and blind spots are the reason why.

What If Crosswalks Could Be Customized For Each Pedestrian?

Citylab | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab. For the 285 million people with visual impairments or 1 in 8 American teens and adults with hearing loss...

The Four Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 12.22.2014 | Miami
Kyle McCarthy

Each year, thousands of pedestrians are killed by drivers in the US. Earlier this year, Smart Growth America released, "Dangerous by Design," which ta...

How to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities In NYC

Harris Silver | Posted 04.02.2014 | New York
Harris Silver

A number of high-profile pedestrian deaths has put pedestrian safety on the public's radar and on our new mayor's agenda.

My Inner Dialogue While Crossing the Street

Eliza Hurwitz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy
Eliza Hurwitz

Walk sign: You go girl. You are crossing the street with the best of them. Walk without fear. Walk tall. Just like the flashing walking figure, this is your time to shine.

In Memory of Dr. Robert Whitton: A Life Well-lived and the Tragedy of an Unnecessary Death

Kevin Bell | Posted 01.29.2012 | College
Kevin Bell

What breaks my heart about Dr. Whitton's death is less the idea that I could have walked out into the street in his place, or even the thought that my own error could have easily caused such an accident.

In D.C. Crosswalk Doesn't Necessarily Mean Cross or Walk

Jody Melto | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC
Jody Melto

A "Walk" sign doesn't mean walk. It means wait a couple seconds. Then look both ways. In fact, just keep looking as you cross, in a group if you can. Waving your hand high above your head is a good idea.