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Posts Tagged ‘Pedestrian’

Economic Impacts of Active Transportation in Utah

Monday, August 7th, 2017
Table	8:	Job and	Income	Multiplier Adjustments	for	Active	Trans.	Facility	Construction,	Maintenance

Despite the increasing popularity of walking, biking, and running in Utah, little has been done to quantify and monetize the benefits that result from active transportation facilities and active travel. Understanding the direct and induced impacts of active transportation helps elevate active travel in funding decisions and priorities. It can help governments and non-profits plan investments in healthy community infrastructure and programs. In response to this need, the Utah Transit Authority and 11 agency collaborators initiated this study to estimate the health and economic benefits of active transportation to inform policy and planning decisions.

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The Next Generation Mobility

Friday, August 4th, 2017
The Next Generation Mobility

Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants unveil the next generation mobility: the iPed. It’s sustainable, affordable and anyone can operate it.

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Chicago’s Dearborn & Randolph Protected Intersection

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Chicago’s Dearborn & Randolph Protected Intersection

…this configuration in Chicago may be the most heavily used by not only bike riders but pedestrians as well. During the busiest times of rush hour and lunchtime, it sure gets a ton of use by plenty of people. I was lucky to grab Kyle Whitehead from the Active Transportation Alliance for 30 minutes to show me both of Chicago’s intersections. This one is at the intersection of Dearborn & Randolph which was completed near the end of 2016.

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Massachusetts DOT: Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Massachusetts DOT: Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet

With the number of motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists on the rise, MassDOT has launched a campaign to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. We all play an important role in keeping our roads safe, please do your part and “Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet.”

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West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

Friday, June 16th, 2017
West Jordan, UT: Timelapse – Moving the Bangerter Highway Pedestrian Bridge

And just like that, a pedestrian bridge on Bangerter Highway disappeared overnight (thanks to the hard work of our crews). The bridge was removed to make way for a new freeway-like interchange at 7000 South. The bridge will be relocated in Salt Lake County.

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STREETFILMS: A Lovely Pedestrian Network in Boston

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
STREETFILMS: A Lovely Pedestrian Network in Boston

Streetfilms footage of Downton Crossing, a neighborhood in Boston with a very robust pedestrian network.

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Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Table 1 Pedestrian Fatalities and Percent of Total Traffic Fatalities, 2006–2015

The number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States (U.S.) increased 25 percent from 2010 to 2015, while at the same time, total traffic deaths increased by about six (6) percent. Pedestrians now account for the largest proportion of traffic fatalities recorded in the past 25 years. Earlier studies by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), based on preliminary data reported by State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), were the first to predict recent increases in pedestrian fatalities.

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Streetfilms: NYC Gets a Car-Free Broadway for Earth Day 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Streetfilms: NYC Gets a Car-Free Broadway for Earth Day 2017

This year for NYC’s 2nd Car-Free NYC Earth Day, things picked up considerably from last year’s inaugural event. The big spectacle was that you could walk or bike up Broadway from Union Square all the way to Times Square on car-free streets. But in a way since the Science March was already coming down Broadway to 47th street from the north, many people were able to traverse it all the way to Columbus Circle.

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STREETFILMS— Sneckdown Legitimized: Real World Applications from NYC Streets

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
STREETFILMS— Sneckdown Legitimized: Real World Applications from NYC Streets

Every time I post a new video on the sneckdown phenomenon, I get all sorts of comments, emails and tweets on social media that it will never work. That you can’t justify the idea. That I should “stop hating on cars”. That no matter how well done, the video showing sneckdowns 10 feet from the curb that have been there for weeks (that drivers are successful navigating) that they couldn’t work. That we still need all the asphalt for video and that pedestrians are second class citizens.

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Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Fall River, MA: 2017 ACEC Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award Winner

Welcoming significant enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations and improved local and regional vehicular connections—the MassDOT Route 79 and I-195 Interchange Project undertaken by the Barletta Heavy/O&G Joint Venture and VHB has broken down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources in Fall River, MA.

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