Articles about pedestrian safety


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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What’s driving pedestrian deaths? Darkness, speed, wider roads and larger vehicles

Last updated: 09/24/2020

Transportation agencies across the country are facing a surge in pedestrian deaths and trying to understand the root causes. A new study from the University of...

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How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets From SUVs

Last updated: 09/24/2020

More than two out of every three new automobiles now sold in the United States are “light trucks,” a classification that includes SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans. That share...

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City Observatory - The myth of pedestrian infrastructure in a world of cars

Last updated: 09/24/2020

The myth of pedestrian infrastructure in a world of cars By Joe Cortright 3.9.2020 Big money “pedestrian” projects are often remedial and performative; their real purpose is to...

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Bicycle and pedestrian safety increasingly relevant during pandemic

Last updated: 09/18/2020

In a year in which, bicycling and walking became increasingly popular as people sought outlets during stay-at-home orders and social distancing because of COVID-19, individual...

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"Right of Way" Spotlights Crisis of Pedestrian Deaths

Last updated: 09/14/2020

Among the lessons of COVID-19 is  that preventive health measures, and the lack thereof, make a huge difference. Longtime Streetsblog USA columnist turned author Angie Schmitt...

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Guest Column: ‘Walking School Buses’ Need To Be Part of Schools’ Reopening Plans

Last updated: 09/11/2020

Student transportation is one of the largest budget expenses for the Boston Public Schools –  and the expense and logistics of busing students is likely to be even more daunting...

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