Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Leading Pedestrian Intervals

Streetfilms: What’s an LPI?

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A leading pedestrian interval, or LPI, lights up the pedestrian signal a few seconds before vehicular traffic gets the green. This gives pedestrians a head start into the intersection and makes it less likely that they will be hit by vehicles turning into the crosswalk. LPI’s are also known by their sassier nickname, Pedestrian Head […]

NYC Pedestrian Fatalities Up in 2006?

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In the wake of yet another gruesome killing of a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk with the right-of-way — this time, a 4-year-old boy run over by a guy driving a Hummer — Transportation Alternatives is arguing that these kinds of deaths can be prevented or, at least, made less likely, with the following five […]