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POWER PLAY: City Moves to Put Thousands More E-Car Chargers on the Sidewalk

We should stop and think before giving over curbside space to car drivers, a mistake the city made in the 1950s.

February 22, 2024

‘I’m Walkin’ Heah’! A NYC Pedestrian Looks for Answers

Streetsblog sometimes posts opinion pieces from New Yorkers who may not be as engaged on livable streets issues, but nonetheless can offer an insight. This is one of those.

January 29, 2024

What is the Life of a Dead Pedestrian Worth?

A cop laughed that a normal person is only worth $11,000 — and that figure was partly due to his racism, but also how little we value the lives of people on foot.

September 25, 2023

Opinion: How American vs. Danish Pedestrian Laws Stack Up

The subtle wording of American pedestrian safety laws reveals a lot about whose lives we prioritize on our roads — especially compared with the same policies in Denmark.

August 20, 2023

Paris Mayor Enters Fray Between E-Bikes and Pedestrians — By Fighting Drivers

Anne Hidalgo will help pedestrians feel safer not with a harsh crackdown on electric micromobility, but with a common-sense plan that includes taking more away space from drivers.

June 30, 2023

Pedestrian Deaths Set a Four-Decade Record in 2022 (Yes, Again)

And to think, 2021 was the deadliest year on record for U.S. pedestrians since the early 80s — until last year topped it.

June 22, 2023