Sidewalks

Nathan Sharratt

You Can Only See This Amazing Invisible Graffiti When It Rains

 An innovative take on street art. 

CCTV

Even After 5 Kids Were Mowed Down on a New York Sidewalk, Nothing Much Changes

It happened last week in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens.

Jaak Kaevats

5 Minutes in the Life of a Sidewalk

A clever data visualization of how we move through shared space.

Urban Parasol

4 Out-There Designs to Cut the Carbon Footprint of Heated Sidewalk Cafés

SolarFloors, Urban Parasols and infra-red under-table heating.

Zoë Blackler

Parking Spots Are Replacing Vibrant Street Life in Yangon

The social life of Yangon takes place in sidewalk cafes. But they're in danger of disappearing as the city embarks on a road-widening effort.

Sarah Goodyear

Shouldn't Pedestrians At Least Be Safe From Cars on the Sidewalk?

Even in walking cities like New York, the criminality of drivers who kill pedestrians is far from clear.

Street Seats

An Ode to New York's Glorious DIY Sidewalk Seating Culture

Design firm Street Plans Collaborative has started tracking informal street furniture, and you can help.

Fiedler Marciano

Can Syracuse Resurrect Its Street Life?

A handful of new buildings bring commerce and artists to the sidewalks.

The Stumblr

Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

Could Parking Lot Walkways Point the Way to Walkable Redevelopment?

It’s all about the future street pattern.

Emily Badger

Soliciting the Solicitors

Cities are inundated by charity canvassers right about now. So we thought we'd stop and ask them a few questions.

Flickr/InspirationDC

Why You Should Say 'Hello' to Strangers on the Street

On sidewalk psychology. 

YouTube

Chinese Woman Swallowed by Sudden Hole in the Sidewalk

China's hungry infrastructure claims yet another victim.

HealthHappensHere

An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

City of Philadelphia

Which U.S. City Had the Best April Fool's Prank?

Etsy acquired the city of Portland; Boulder's electric company cut off service for residents who voted against it; Philadelphia unveiled a pedestrian lane for distracted texters.

Reuters

L.A.'s $1.5 Billion Sidewalk Problem

Sidewalk disrepair and inaccessibility are the subject of new lawsuits against the city.

Shutterstock

The Science of How We Walk

An emerging field of research is devoted to studying pedestrian behavior

Reuters

For Smaller Towns, Paying for Sidewalks Isn't Always Simple

Missoula considers a new approach to funding walkability as demand grows

Emaar Mall Group

Plans for an Air Conditioned Walk From Burj Khalifa to the Dubai Metro

An elevated walkway will connect the world's tallest skyscraper with the city's metro system