Pedestrians and their environments

Where walking is a lethal activity

For a pedestrian, there's no place deadlier than Florida, a new report from Transportation for America finds.

Seniors are piling onto public transportation

Use of public transit is growing in the US — especially among people 65 and older. Is your community prepared for the generational shift?

Pedestrian deaths across the US mapped

Transportation for America released on May 24 an updated and comprehensive report on pedestrian deaths.

Transit is out of sync with where the jobs are

The typical resident of an American metro area can reach only 30 percent of the region’s jobs by public transportation, a new study finds.

Mica threatens funds for bike and pedestrian projects

The House transportation chairman wants the federal government to stop mandating spending on bike lanes, sidewalks, and other supposedly peripheral matters.

Federal 'Complete Streets' legislation introduced

Legislation that would require communities to adopt "Complete Streets" policies has been proposed by US Representatives Doris Matsui and Steven LaTourette.

'Complete streets' speeds past a milestone

More than 200 states, municipalities, and other entities have adopted "Complete Streets" policies, and the number is roughly doubling every year.

30 mph traffic is too fast for children to judge accurately, study finds

Elementary school children would be much safer if vehicles in residential areas were limited to 20 mph, researchers in Britain suggest.

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