User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Sep 22 2016 05:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mayor Kenney to 'power walk' during Philadelphia Free Streets 22.9.2016 Philly.com News
Ten miles of roads. Fifteen Philadelphia neighborhoods. No motor vehicles. A year after Pope Francis' visit led to downtown road closures, the city's new Philly Free Streets festival will replicate a narrow sliver of that "traffic box," which sounded scary at the time but ended up being pretty chill.
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L.A. City Council members vent over distracted drivers and pedestrians 22.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles City Council members have a message for drivers and pedestrians more focused on sipping lattes, texting friends and reapplying mascara than on getting home safely: Knock it off. 

A routine vote Wednesday on whether to accept a $500,000 grant to promote Vision Zero turned into a passionate discussion...

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Classic Wallingford suits residents of all ages 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

It’s easy to walk around this dense Seattle neighborhood — or to hop on a major road to downtown
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Pedestrian killed on Highway 7 in west metro 21.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The fatal crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. Westbound Highway 7 was closed between County Road 101 and Vine Hill Road for a few hours after the crash.
Transit-oriented housing in Chicago is back on track 21.9.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Real estate developers and urban planners increasingly are casting their glances backward to create communities for tomorrow. Starting in the mid-1800s, when trains became the primary mode of transportation, American cities clustered around railways. Cars didn't exist, so cities were ...
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Parking for Rams games hits $200 and up - good news for mass transit backers 19.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

One by one, Fred Easter ushered a steady stream of cars festooned with gold and blue Los Angeles Rams flags into a lot behind a two-story apartment duplex just a half-mile walk from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

For the fans heading to the team’s first home game of the season, the price he...

San Diego could do more to reduce pedestrian deaths, audit says 17.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

San Diego police and transportation officials are not doing enough to protect pedestrians from being injured and killed, a lack of attention to detail and data that is contributing to a rising number of fatalities, a city audit has found.

Auditors said 270 people died on San Diego streets over...

Scott Walker says nothing illegal about campaign donations 16.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Responding to questions about a Guardian report, the Wisconsin governor said there was nothing illegal about corporate leaders' donations to a conservative group that helped him and Republican legislators fend off efforts to recall them from office.
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CDOT thinks outside the box to keep pedestrians safe with Fred Estrian 15.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A new public service campaign by the Colorado Department of Transportation uses an animated character based on the walking figure that flashes on traffic lights when it is safe to cross a street.
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Body found in northern Utah field is Oregon man's, police say 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Police identified a body found lying in a Box Elder County field as that of an Oregon man. Jerry Wetherholt, 25, of West Linn, Ore., was last heard from on Sept. 4, when he texted an acquaintance en route to Neola according to a news release from Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office. His body was found seven days later by rabbit hunters walking through a field adjacent to Interstate 84 about nine miles east of Snowville. Wetherholt had been dead “for some time” at that point, though there were no o... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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UDOT develops crosswalk "key" to make the walk to school safer 14.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Department of Transportation says it has developed a first-in-the-nation, inexpensive way to improve safety during peak times at busy crosswalks near schools. It designed a newly engineered key on signal boxes that allows school crossing guards to add 10 to 15 seconds of extra “walk time” when there are crowds of children. Installing the key costs about $20 per crosswalk, plus 30 minutes of installation time for an electrician. “This is a low-cost, easy solution that will pay off with i... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Driverless Uber and nuTonomy: A Future to Cheer or Fear? 14.9.2016 THE CITY FIX
The future is here, or it is very close: Uber announced “driverless” car services in downtown Pittsburgh; nuTonomy, a MIT spin-off technology company, just started commercial trials of autonomous taxis in Singapore.  These developments come way before car manufacturers and ...
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Seattle may drop speed limits to 25 mph on arterials, 20 in neighborhoods 14.9.2016 Seattle Times: Local

City officials began Tuesday to roll out a plan to reduce speed limits on downtown and residential streets.
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Walkable neighborhoods make for skinny citizens 13.9.2016 TreeHugger
A new study confirms that the design of our cities makes a big difference.
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Dangerous streets are the leading cause of death of our children. It's time to finally make L.A. walkable 12.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The completion of Metro’s Expo and Gold lines has made it easier than ever to travel from Azusa to Santa Monica without getting into a car. But while riding these new rail lines may beat sitting in traffic, the final leg of your journey can still be daunting — especially if you’re on foot.

Los...

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Milk bars in Warsaw give you a taste of the Polish capital's retro revival 6.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Call it nostalgia, or call it making do. Though Warsaw has modernized since the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s also in the middle of a retro revival.

The city boasts slick new shopping malls, architecturally daring office towers and striking new hotels, of course, but instead of tearing down...

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Chelan wants one lane of traffic, wider sidewalks on historic bridge 5.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Historic Chelan Bridge, built in 1927 and once the majestic gateway to the resort town, will be updated to a single lane of traffic with expanded pedestrian walks for the sake of safety.
Is urban cycling worth the risk? 2.9.2016 Financial Times US
How do the benefits of exercise compare to the harm from pollution?
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Resident struck by car reinforces need for pedestrian safety 2.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Resident struck by car reinforces need for pedestrian safety
Camden students face dangers walking to school. Now, more can ride buses 2.9.2016 Philly.com News
Camden school officials will provide busing to around 200 more high school students this year, a decision prompted by community activists and students who said their routes walking to school are long and sometimes perilous.
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