Posts tagged "pedestrian safety"

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise. What gives?

Last month, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) issued an alarming report that suggested a connection between the rise in traffic crash-related pedestrian deaths and smartphone and marijuana use. Is there a connection?

Midblock crosswalks are more dangerous than you think. Here's how to stay safe.

Near sites such as the Oakland Museum, Lake Merritt, some BART stations, and the Grand Lake Farmer's Market, you'll see midblock crosswalks. Midblock crosswalks make it more convenient for people to reach their destination by eliminating extra walking to a street corner.

Oakland: Take Creative Steps to Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries, even death when walking on or alongside any street traveled by cars. Most of the time, the driver claims not to see the pedestrian in time. In order to ensure pedestrian safety at intersections, a city needs to essentially hit the driver with a wet towel as they approach a crosswalk or other avenue where driver and walker cross paths. To accomplish this, cities need to get assertive and creative in their design.

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