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The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

Beijing's Streets: Anything but Pedestrian

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Like elsewhere in Chinese life, pedestrians have accepted their place on Beijing's streets. They've embraced patience. I, on the other hand, find myself regularly glaring at unsuspecting drivers, unaffected, as they wiz past me, tires barely missing my toes.

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

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.

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

The Dequindre Cut: Assessing its Southern End as it Pushes Northward

Eric McAfee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

The criticisms are minor when considering the aesthetic and recreational benefits the Dequindre Cut offers.

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...

Bike Share or Bike Scare?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

I know Bloomberg's into cheap, healthy transportation alternatives, and I'm all for fitness, but this just doesn't seem to be quite the right fit. Let's look at the facts.

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.

Man Hit By Police Car Fined $1,000

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | Money

A New York City pedestrian who was struck and injured by a police car was sent a sorry apology from the New York Police Department. Jesse Zorski, a...

The Best Big Cities For Pedestrians

Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Josh Lew: Although jungles and sidewalks are completely different landscapes, it is possible to have a green trip in b...

Driver's Ed for the High School Hallway Pedestrian

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.28.2012 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

The bell has just rung, signaling the mad dash to the next class, and what should be a three-minute stroll to Biology class -- located a few hallways down -- turns into the next installment of Indiana Jones.

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.

Brooklyn Mother Of Five Struck And Killed By Secret Service Agent

Posted 05.04.2012 | New York

An unidentified Secret Service agent struck and killed a Brooklyn mother of five as she attempted to cross Atlantic Avenue near Ralph Avenue in Brown...

Minivan Crashes Into Pedestrians In Kyoto, Killing 8

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

TOKYO -- A minivan ran through an intersection and struck pedestrians in a tourist-packed area of Kyoto on Thursday, killing eight people including th...

Dear New York: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You?

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 06.11.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

Before I could move out of anyone's way, the cyclist turned around in his cerulean shorts that left little to the imagination and asked me the question that many of your citizens ask of me after almost running me over: "What the f*ck is wrong with you?"

Matt Sledge

Bicycle, Pedestrian Funding Saved with New Transportation Bill Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Problematic Arlington Intersection To Be Revamped By 2014

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists who've ever been frustrated by the confusing and harrowing intersection at Washington, Wilson and Cl...

Is 25 MPH Too Fast? D.C. Council Considers Lower Speed Limit

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Council is considering a new measure to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists on city streets: Reduced speed limits. The ...

Why Are Bicyclists Being Targeted by Congress?

Jay Walljasper | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Jay Walljasper

Biicyclists and pedestrians are under attack again, this time in an amendment from Senator Rand Paul. He wants to redirect every last penny of money dedicated to bicycling and walking to bridge repair instead.

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...

Bicycling and Equal Protection

Chuck Thies | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

Nine D.C. Council members have co-introduced the "Assault of Bicyclist Prevention Act of 2011." In D.C. it is already illegal to use a vehicle to threaten and assault bicyclists. You can go to jail for such behavior. You can also be sued.

Bikers vs. Drivers vs. Pedestrians: The War Wages On

Keith Ecker | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

For Chicago bike riders, there is one rule of the road: bikers are always right. At least that's the impression you get from many in the cyclist community.

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.