Pedestrian

Ben Bolte

The Woman Leading Salt Lake City's Transportation Revolution

Robin Hutcheson is part of a new class of female DOT heads stressing alternatives to cars.

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In Los Angeles, Walking Illegally Is More Than Twice as Expensive as Parking Illegally

The city is cracking down on jaywalking.

Cory Bortnicker

Now These Could Be Useful: Pedestrian Penalty Cards

Cory Bortnicker takes a humorous approach to enforcing sidewalk etiquette.

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A Brief History of the Barnes Dance

Cities have largely given up on pedestrian scrambles — but some are bringing them back.

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A City Where Everything Is a 15 Minute Walk Away

China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.

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Why China Needs More Human-Scale Development

It's time for fast-growing Asian cities to dump the super-block.

Courtesy of Eric Jaffe

A New Yorker's (Sadly Lopsided) Scorecard of Tokyo Transportation

Some notes on six weeks of travel in and around Japan's great city.

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Study of the Day: Bad Street Design Disproportionately Hurts the Poor

Residents in low-income areas are more likely to get injured out on the road, according to researchers.

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

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The Science of How We Walk

An emerging field of research is devoted to studying pedestrian behavior

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Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

One of New York City's most traffic-plagued neighborhoods gets a remake

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Walking With Headphones: Only Dangerous Sometimes

Studies show cell phones, though not music players, confuse pedestrian senses