Safety

Ruth Samuelson

Hopeful Footsteps in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico

Cutting of the neighborhood's main streets to vehicular traffic has helped reduce crime

Reuters

Why City Governments Love Crime Cameras

Officials in Wilkes-Barre say their $3 million surveillance system was worth every penny. Then again, they didn't have to pay for it

Nate Berg

L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues

After two coats of paint, a new bike lane in Los Angeles is struggling to take hold

Reuters

Medical Marijuana Laws May Lead to Fewer Traffic Deaths

Researchers link a drop in beer consumption, and resulting drunk driving, with the availability of medical pot

Flickr/Phil Wiffen

Why Doesn't Every Subway System Have Suicide Prevention Barriers?

Mexico City's transit system is the latest to install platform screen doors, though budget constraints will mean many stations still won't have them

Everyblock/Willjam

Big Neighborhood Drama Over Big Blue Sculpture

Chicagoans question legality of a front-yard sculpture's size, reach, and look

Flickr/Jack Zalium

Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

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

Flickr user orcmid, under a Creative Commons license

Seattle Greenways Push Cycling to Side Streets

Traffic calming and bike lane projects are helping cyclists avoid traffic on major roads

Courtesy Ian Lockwood

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous