Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America's Largest Metros - 2016

Celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7th!

When it comes to walking, Pittsburgh's Venture Outdoors has much to offer

Millennials Favor Walkable Communities, Says New NAR Poll

Why it’s so hard to punish drivers who kill pedestrians

Getting around Pittsburgh? There are apps for that- Check out WalkPittsburgh featured on the Trib List!

Pittsburgh has one of the highest rates of people who walk to work!-Pittsburgh is one of the top three large cities in the United States for the percentage of people who walk to work.

​Taking the Guesswork out of Designing for Walkability-The lack of adequate pedestrian behavior models means that designing for walkability has largely remained a matter of intuition. However, agent-based simulation can provide insight into the keys for creating pedestrian-friendly places.-

NHTSA Releases Report on Rise of Pedestrian Fatalities: According to newly-released data from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian fatalities are on the rise nationwide. Pedestrians were among the few categories of road users where deaths rose, accounting for 14 percent of total traffic fatalities in 2011, up  three percent from 2010. The government’s “Safety in Numbers” newsletter shied away from pointing fingers but indicated there was plenty of blame to go around- 

Bipartisan bills promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety introduced in U.S. House, Senate: Two U.S. Congressmen — Sen.Jeff Merkley and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (both D-Oregon) — are hoping to make it safer for bikers and walkers with identical bipartisan bills they introduced on Friday, Nov. 15, in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives called the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act. - 

Why Walk?-

Secretary Foxx Pledges to Make Bike/Ped Safety a Priority-

Not all Crosswalks Are Created Equal-In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic collisions in the U.S., about 650 more than in 2009. Beyond good intentions, it’s important for policymakers and the public to be aware of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to making streets safer. There’s at least one measure that’s widely considered a friend to pedestrians but highly controversial among traffic wonks: the crosswalk.

What is walkability?-Walkability is much more than just providing citizens with “the ability to walk”..

Cities where no one wants to drive-According to a recent report, more than 9% of U.S. households did not have a car in 2012, a higher figure than five years ago.

Why A Brisk Walk is Better-Walking, fast or slow, is wonderful exercise. But now a first-of-its-kind study shows that to get the most health benefits from walking, many of us need to pick up the pace-

When it comes to walking, more is better-

Modes Less Traveled: Bicycling & Walking to work in the United States-American Community Survey Reports- 

Traffic Safety Facts