Articles about pedestrian safety


Ken Reashor: safer to jaywalk than to use a crosswalk

Last updated: 10/26/2020

A week ago Tuesday night, someone tried to kill me. I was walking across Thistle Street in Dartmouth, in the mid-block crosswalk that leads from the Sportsplex to the Common....

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The Hundred Years’ War for Safe Streets - Resilience

Last updated: 10/18/2020

Should safety standards for new vehicles take into account the safety only of the inside passengers, or also the safety of others on the streets? Right of Way, by Angie...

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An Excellent New Book: Right of Way

Last updated: 10/15/2020

An Excellent New Book: Right of Way In Right of Way, Angie Schmitt explains why U.S. pedestrian fatalities have increased in recent years. Michael Lewyn The budget for Austin’s...

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Blame the Transportation System, Not the Pedestrian | Salud America

Last updated: 10/13/2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to celebrate the first ever Pedestrian Safety Month by designating October as Pedestrian Safety Month and...

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Walkers Get Recognized: October Is Now National Pedestrian Safety Month

Last updated: 10/12/2020

Even before the pandemic, being a pedestrian on roads in the United States could be deadly: fatalities soared to historic levels in the past decade. In recent months, as towns...

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6 Ways to Make City Streets Safer for Pedestrians | 

Last updated: 10/11/2020

For many city leaders, more cars and more highways mean better transportation. And during the current pandemic, fear of COVID-19’s spread is pushing some to turn to private...

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National Pedestrian Safety Month: Decrease Vehicle Speed

Last updated: 10/10/2020

USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designated October as the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month. WalkBoston commends the federal recognition of the...

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‘National Pedestrian Safety Month’ Campaign Is An Offensive Parade of Dangerous Traffic Violence Myths

Last updated: 10/05/2020

The first-ever federally funded “National Pedestrian Safety Month” kicks off tomorrow, and — surprise! — it’s centered around a press campaign aimed at convincing Americans of...

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Signal woman helping to get you where you're going safely

Last updated: 10/04/2020

BALTIMORE — There’s a new campaign aimed at keeping the people walking across the roads in Maryland alive. It’s called the “Look Alive Campaign” and it coincides with National...

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35% Of Fatal, Serious Pedestrian Injuries Happen On 7% Of Cleveland Roads

Last updated: 09/24/2020

A majority of Cleveland-area crash fatalities occur on a limited number of roads around the city, according to a Monday report to the City Council Health and Human Services...

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