Look both ways (The Globe and Mail)

PETER NORTON PUBLISHED JANUARY 19, 2018 Peter Norton is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of Virginia, and the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. For pedestrians to be safe, we can’t assume that streets are inherently for cars You’ve seen them. Pedestrians…

Walking While Black (Times-Union and ProPublica)

Jacksonville’s enforcement of pedestrian violations raises concerns that it’s another example of racial profiling. A Times-Union/ProPublica Investigation By Benjamin Conarck (Florida Times-Union)Topher Sanders and Kate Rabinowitz (ProPublica.org) The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issues hundreds of pedestrian citations a year, drawing on an array of 28 separate statutes governing how people get around on foot in Florida’s most populous…

Streets are for people first (Treehugger)

by Lloyd Alter, Published October 24th, 2016 Visiting the City of Hamilton for a conference recently, I was surprised to find myself on the most walkable street in town and faced with this- a construction hoarding blocking the entire sidewalk, with no provision for pedestrians. I went around it, walking in the one northbound lane,…

How Passenger Behavior Can Improve City Mobility (100 resilient cities)

Published 08.24.16 Cities must engage citizens to develop efficient transport infrastructure that meets the urgent challenges facing cities today .This cross-post from our Platform Partner EYdescribes how studying behavior can affect the future of transport planning. 100RC engages in content partnerships with several organizations, and cross-posting does not indicate an endorsement or agreement. Cities under pressure The growing…