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Pedestrian Deaths

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...

In Control Ben Kallos Attacks Out of Control Trash Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 05.24.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The trash plan itself is already archaic. This particular part of it is a disaster. For reasons that no one quite understands, de Blasio has not yet sent it the way of stop and frisk, although he or the next mayor will eventually have to.

Let's Make Pedestrians and Cyclists Safer

Tom Ammiano | Posted 06.02.2013 | San Francisco
Tom Ammiano

I hope that more awareness -- and maybe a few publicized prosecutions -- will be enough to remind people not to do the wrong thing -- not to drive while texting or holding their phones.

Report: City's Pedestrian Deaths Highest Since 2008

Posted 01.23.2013 | Chicago

Deaths from homicides weren't the only fatality numbers on the rise in Chicago last year: in 2012, the city also notched 48 pedestrian deaths, the hig...

WATCH: Brazilian Crosswalk Guardians Protect Pedestrians

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Some traffic accidents are just that -- accidents. But with more than 1.2 million road traffic deaths each year, abiding by traffic signs and signals ...

Do We Need to Address Distracted Pedestrians?

Beckley Mason | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

As our lives become ever more entwined with technology, is it time to consider a law that would fine people for distracted walking?

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.

Jason Linkins

Slight Uptick In Pedestrian Deaths Is Apparently Michelle Obama's Fault [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Daily Caller's Amanda Carey is pretty sure that a tiny uptick in pedestrian deaths all stems from that time Michelle Obama urged children, "Let's Move!" as though she meant, "Let's move right in front of some moving cars!"

Pedestrian Deaths Rising In Chicago: Over One Per Week

RedEye | Tracy Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in Chicago, despite increased safety measures such as red-light cameras, countdown signals and crosswalk awareness i...