Best of the Blog

For those of you new to the world of walkability and pedestrian advocacy, or for feet geeks who just want to learn a little more about the subject, here are some of my favorite posts to get you started.

Where the Blog Starts
A Pedestrian Blog? That's so...pedestrian
My humble explanation for beginning this blog.

Crosswalks and Safety
True or False Sense of Security?
A critical examination of the infamous 1970s Herm crosswalk study.
Public Safety vs. Public Safety
I enter the debate over emergency response times and pedestrian hazards.
A Confession
A primer on the finer details of crosswalk law.

Where the Sidewalk Really Started
The history of our favorite piece of roadway real estate.
Sidewalk Materials: What Are You Walking On?
Giving some thought to what's under our feet.
A New Fix for Local Sidewalks
How to pay for all this good stuff.

The Numbers
Safe Routes to School Travel Data Report
Some tidbits about what drives kids (or more precisely, their parents) to not drive to school. 
New Data from the National Household Travel Survey
Walking numbers that might surprise you.

Sexism on the Sidewalk: How Poor Street Design Keeps Women from Walking
How structural bias in street design discourages women from walking
Pedestrian Advocacy Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
A brief history of pedestrian advocacy throughout the world.
Pedestrian Advocacy in the Developing World
My own research on the current state of pedestrian advocacy in low- and middle-income countries.
Your Very Own Crosswalk: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Interested in getting a crosswalk (or other pedestrian infrastructure) installed in your neighborhood? Here is my step-by-step guide to what you need to do to earn your stripes.