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Pedestrian Safety

WATCH: Never, Ever Cross Against The Red

Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

A teen in Southern California was hit twice while running across a busy intersection in a harrowing scene caught by a surveillance camera. The 14-...

Hey Pedestrians, Think Your City Is Walkable?

Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

We all know that walking is the best form of transport in big cities: it's cost-effective and environmentally friendly, and you don't have to worry ab...

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.

Anger Over Jaywalking Crackdown In New York

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

The NYPD is under fire after an 84-year-old man was injured while being arrested by officers after being stopped for jaywalking. Kang Wong, a Chin...

Kicking Sidewalk Rage to the Curb

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Fact is, the pedestrian pace in big cities is slow by virtue of the density of people, so unless there's a mass exodus or you're moving to farm country that won't change.

Distracted Walking: Let's Take a Moment of Silence for Christina

Kate Carr | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Kate Carr

You would think the pain would be too much for Gwen Ward, but she still keeps going back to the school just two blocks away from the intersection wher...

Homeless Man Dies After Being Hit By Mercedes On K Street

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. homeless man died after a Mercedes hit him on K Street, D.C. police said. At around 10:00 p.m. on May 16, Dereck Audrey start...

Six Transportation Ideas For LA's Mayor Elect Eric Garcetti

Harris Silver | Posted 08.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Harris Silver

With LA having just elected a new Mayor, the timing feels right for putting out some transportation and planning ideas that can help make LA a more livable city.

City Debuts New All-Way Pedestrian Crosswalk In Loop

Posted 06.01.2013 | Chicago

Pedestrians tired of doding cars eager to turn in the Loop now have more room — and time — to shuffle. Or rather, "scramble." On Friday, city ...

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.

Begging for Death

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 04.01.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

As a Miami personal injury lawyer, I have investigated hundreds of cases where pedestrians have been injured just crossing the street. Allowing children to stand between a rush hour traffic jam, dodging drivers distracted by cell phones simply to raise money, is a tragedy in the making.

Two Pedestrians Struck By Fung Wah Bus

DNAinfo | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

CHINATOWN — Two pedestrians were struck by a Chinatown bus and injured at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge Monday night, police said. The Fung Wa...

California Traffic Deaths Increased At Six-Decade Low Across U.S.

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles

California is bucking nationwide trends when it comes to fatal traffic accidents. While the number of fatal collisions dropped to its lowest point in ...

Will Speed Camera Cash Balance City Budget?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Drivers may cringe at the sight of more speed-cameras on the road, but the devices are an important factor in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to keep taxes ...

Avoid This Back to School Danger

Kate Carr | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just a simple conversation or practicing the walk to school with younger kids can ensure that when back to school comes, no parent is crying for the wrong reasons.

Matt Sledge

Bicycle, Pedestrian Funding Saved with New Transportation Bill Amendment | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

If a transportation bill amended Thursday passes the Senate, it will likely include dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian paths. Bicycle and...

C.W. Nevius Changes Course, Perpetuates Prejudice Against Bicyclists

Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 03.01.2012 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

Chronicle writer C.W. Nevius can't seem to make up his mind. In July, Nevius penned an ode to the Wiggle, the popular bike path. Unfortunately, Nevius' moment of clarity seems to have been particularly short-lived.

As the House Transportation Bill Languishes, There's Still Time to 'Fix It First'

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

Americans are ready for an economically sound, people-friendly, and bipartisan transportation bill. It's a good thing our elected officials have extra time to meet those expectations.

DOT Approves Plan To Make Dangerous Delancey Street Safer

Posted 02.09.2012 | New York

Thanks to the city's Department of Transportation, a new plan is in the works to improve the busy intersections of Delancey Street into a more safe ar...

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?

NOT AGAIN: Golden Gate Bridge Bike Lane Closes Just Weeks After Reopening

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.29.2011 | San Francisco

Just when you thought it was safe to go back over the water...the Golden Gate Bridge bike lane is closing for the second time in a year as the structu...

PHOTOS: Can Mannequins In The Loop Encourage Pedestrian Safety?

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation launched a citywide awareness campaign by installing 32 mannequins along Wacker Dr., each representing one of...

24 Seconds to Roadkill

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

The United States remains intensely car friendly -- and pedestrian hostile. And that says a lot about our public safety, health, future obesity epidemic and how seriously we believe in global climate change.

Janell Ross

Transit Cuts Costing Workers Their Jobs | Janell Ross | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The people are in one place, many of the new jobs in another, according to a recent report. "Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs In M...

John Slattery, Mad Men Star, Fights Sanitation Garage In Neighborhood

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — "Mad Men" star John Slattery says not in my back yard. The actor, who plays advertising executive Roger Sterling on the hit televisi...