Pedestrian Safety

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The Gentrification of the 606 Trail Area Is Our Spotted Owl Moment

Background Reading Protesting Gentrification of 606 Area (chicagotribune) To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot (npr) Want to Save the Spotted Owl? Stop Trying So Hard (Audubon) The State Of Oregon’s Timber Industry | Here & Now (wbur) Summary New research shows […]

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Pedestrian-Hostile Crosswalk Design?

Background Reading U.S. City Thinks Having Pedestrians Carry Flags Will Keep Them Safe | WIRED (PDF) Summary PEDESTRIANS IN ONE Connecticut city might get around a bit more safely, if they don’t mind crossing the street carrying a bright yellow flag. The […]

A man yells at a cyclist stopped by police for going through a red light in Central Park on Sept 19. Photo: Robert Miller

Cyclists Are Just As Clueless As Motorists, They Don’t Look!

You are supposed to SLOW DOWN rather than just shouting, ‘Look Out’! If you have time to shout, you also have time to take action and stop.

Not the cyclist in question. (Jamie_NYC on Flickr)

How To Deal With Pedestrians

Background Reading NYC Cyclist Explains Why %22Frightening Pedestrians%22 Is Important: Gothamist (PDF) Summary Yesterday’s article featuring etiquette tips for bicycling—don’t ride on sidewalks, be humble in elevators, etc.—sparked a wide range of reactions, from recommendations that cyclists ride three feet away from parked […]

No Matter The Circumstances ‘Pedestrians Rule’

TakeAways The facts are that cyclists are the least vulnerable users on the roadway. People in cars die in the greatest numbers, followed by pedestrians. People who ride bicycles and believe that the attitude of this cyclists is ‘kosher‘ must […]

The ‘Unavoidable’ Crash

Background Reading Report: Police Crash That Killed Pedestrian ‘Unavoidable’ « CBS Chicago (PDF) Cyclist Who Killed Woman In Central Park Calls It An %22Unavoidable Accident%22: Gothamist (PDF) Summary   TakeAways A cyclist hits and kills a pedestrian. This is something that was […]

Market Square in Pittsburgh, PA: an American model for shared street space.

SHARED SPACE: WHY THE BEST THING FOR SOME STREETS IS A LITTLE BIT OF CHAOS

November 17, 2014 Dick van Veen, Green Lane Project guest columnist Source: PeopleForBikes Guest contributor Dick van Veen is a Dutch architect and engineer at consultancy company Mobycon. Imagine yourself in a small town enjoying a coffee next to what looks […]

Sharing Space With Pedestrians

Sharing Space with Pedestrians

Saturday, June 23, 2012 Source: LovelyBike As cyclists, when we are not sharing the roads with cars we often share space with pedestrians: mixed use paths (MUPs), off road trails, certain types of crossings, even the road itself in areas […]

Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times A biker knocked down Thomas Bernardin.

Spokes | The Cyclist-Pedestrian Wars

By J. DAVID GOODMAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 7:30 PM Source: NYTimes For as long as there have been cyclists in the city, there have been pedestrians who have viewed them as a dangerous menace. First, there were the “scorchers,” a […]

'We've got an aggressive road culture in Britain' … Danny Williams and Caroline Russell. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Graham Turner/Guardian

Can cyclists and pedestrians share the road?

Interview by Joanna Moorhead Friday 4 January 2013 15.31 EST Source: The Guardian Cycling shot up the agenda in 2012 with Britain’s Olympic success and a national media campaign. But are other road users being forgotten in the rush to make […]

Rewarding 'Bad Behavior'?

Crash victim calls for separating cyclists and pedestrians on Lakefront Trail

Submitted by kwhitehead on Tue, 11/18/2014 – 11:15am Source: Active Transportation Alliance Megan Williams, 27, was jogging on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail while training for her first Chicago Marathon earlier this fall when she was suddenly struck by a bicyclist. The […]

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Don’t Believe the Headlines: Bike Boom Has Been Fantastic for Bike Safety

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Michael Andersen and Tanya Snyder Source: StreetsBlog The Governors Highway Safety Association released a report Monday that, the organization claimed, showed that the ongoing surge in American biking has increased bike fatalities. Transportation reporters around the country swung […]

Test dummy flies through the air in simulated crash of car into cyclist. California leads the nation in cycling traffic deaths, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Assn. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Bicycle traffic deaths soar; California leads nation

By JERRY HIRSCH October 27, 2014 9:04 AM Source: LA Times If you are going to be killed by a car while riding a bicycle, there’s a good chance you are male, older than 20 and living in California or […]