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Improve walkability around transit locations

Link to order information The Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety has released two new guides, A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities, to help residents, parents, community groups, and others make their communities bett
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Red-light cameras cause more accidents

Red-light cameras save lives but result in more crashes that cause property damage, a new study says "Before and after" studies of 38 red-light camera intersections in Toronto revealed collisions resulting in death or injury dropped 18.2 per cent.
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Atlanta Family Slashes Carbon Footprint

Atlanta resident Malaika Taylor used to live the typical suburban life — the kind that helps make America the world's top contributor to climate change. But four years ago, fed up with commuting, Taylor and her 11-year old daughter, Maya, moved from the suburbs to the city.
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Through seniors' eyes:

an exploratory qualitative study to identify environmental barriers to and facilitators of walking. This qualitative exploratory study examined environmental factors influencing the walking choices of elderly people using the photovoice approach.
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Footloose and Fancy Free

A Field Survey of Walkable Urban Places in the Top 30 U.S. Metropolitan Areas
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This field survey attempts to identify the number and location of “regional-serving” walkable urban places in the 30 largest American metropolitan areas in the U.S, where 138 million, or 46 percent, of the US population lives.
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Starbucks: spilling coffee over pedestrians (video)

An example of the coffee shop giant putting profits before pedestrian safety
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Portland Festival Streets (video)

Description of the Festival Street concept in Portland, Oregon and the design features which support it.
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Westfield Topanga Mall - designed for cars, not pedestrians (video)

YouTube video giving a practical demonstration of the unfriendly pedestrian access to a US shopping mall
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Sketch-Plan Method for Estimating Pedestrian Traffic ...

... for Central Business Districts and Suburban Growth Corridors A sketch-plan method is introduced to estimate peak-hour pedestrian trips for crossings at intersections (node) and parallel sidewalk-midblock (link) locations.
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