Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about pedestrian safety

One of Sacramento's poorest neighborhoods doesn't have enough crosswalks. It also has a high rate of jaywalking arrests. Image: KXTV
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What Will It Take for Sacramento to Make Walking Safer in Poor Neighborhoods?

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Police and city planners in Sacramento have come under scrutiny in the weeks since police were caught on tape assaulting Nandi Cain, Jr., a black man, during a jaywalking stop. Cain, who was legally using an unmarked crosswalk, has since filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Now, reporters are looking into why there are so few marked crosswalks in one of Sacramento's poorest areas.
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Streets Without Sidewalks Are Killing Florida Pedestrians

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Florida is the most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrians, according to Transportation for America. More than 5,100 people were killed while walking in the state between 2003 and 2010, and four Florida cities rated among T4A’s list of the most dangerous for walking. But to its credit, the Florida Department of Transportation is trying to change that. A new study […]
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3 Graphs That Explain Why 20 MPH Should Be the Limit on City Streets

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Speed kills, especially on city streets teeming with pedestrians and cyclists. The investigative news nonprofit ProPublica has produced an interactive graph that deftly conveys how just a few miles per hour can spell the difference between life and death when a person is struck by a motorist. ProPublica’s Lena Groeger used data from the AAA Safety Foundation to chart the plummeting […]

Star-Crossed Crosswalks: Peds Will Have to Wait for Safe Passage in Lakeview

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Yesterday there was some good news about the intersection of Newport Avenue and Southport Avenue, located half a block north of the Brown Line’s Southport stop: New crosswalk coming soon to #SouthportCorridor at Newport! Thanks @AldTomTunney & @ChicagoDOT! pic.twitter.com/qJX6H3cCyV — Lakeview Chamber (@ThisIsLakeview) May 12, 2016 However, it didn’t turn out to be accurate news. […]