Articles about pedestrian safety


10 steps to safer streets

Last updated: 09/11/2020

Over the years, we’ve managed to reduce the number of people killed on our roads, thanks to measures like compulsory seat belts, reduced speed limits, drink driving laws and...

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Op-Ed: Why Most Pedestrian Infrastructure Is Really for Drivers

Last updated: 09/10/2020

One of the biggest lies in transportation planning is calling something “multi-modal.”  When somebody tells you a project is “multi-modal,” you can safely bet that its really...

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Should Drivers of SUVs and Pickups Pay More for Parking?

Last updated: 09/09/2020

Every time I pass a neighbor's house I am bemused by the fleet of three vehicles, all giant black things polished to a beautiful shine. There's a pickup, and a Mercedes behind...

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Slowing the Cars in Austin — Strong Towns

Last updated: 09/09/2020

Photo by Mitchell Kmetz on Unsplash Billy Brewster was 15 years old, a happy kid. He loved lawnmowers. He was also autistic. One Saturday night last fall, he was wandering his...

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Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

Last updated: 09/09/2020

On the one hand, there’s Tanzania. Though drivers make up a minority of urban residents, they tend to be the wealthiest and most powerful ones; thus infrastructural planning...

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