Pedestrians http://kplu.org en Feds to Fund 16 Local Projects to Benefit Bicyclists, Pedestrians http://kplu.org/post/feds-fund-16-local-projects-benefit-bicyclists-pedestrians <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It will soon be easier to walk or bike around the Puget Sound region, thanks to nearly $17 million in federal funding to build and expand foot bridges, trails and pathways.</span></p><p>The funding from the Federal Highway Administration will benefit <a href="http://blog.psrc.org/2013/12/transportation-funding-approved-for-bike-and-pedestrian-projects/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=transportation-funding-approved-for-bike-and-pedestrian-projects" target="_blank">16 transportation projects</a> in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.</p><p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 01:57:48 +0000 Florangela Davila 11497 at http://kplu.org Feds to Fund 16 Local Projects to Benefit Bicyclists, Pedestrians Are you reading this while walking? Study reveals risks http://kplu.org/post/are-you-reading-while-walking-study-reveals-risks <p></p><p>Walking is becoming more hazardous, with the spread of smart-phones. And it’s not just because drivers are distracted.</p><p>Pedestrians who are texting or reading messages are four times more likely to do something dangerous than other pedestrians, according to researchers who looked at 20 of Seattle’s busiest intersections.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:34:21 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7346 at http://kplu.org Are you reading this while walking? Study reveals risks 104 pedestrians killed in 8 years; more Seattle streets should be on a diet, advocates say http://kplu.org/post/104-pedestrians-killed-8-years-more-seattle-streets-should-be-diet-advocates-say <p class="p2">Cars and pedestrians collided fatally in Seattle 90 times between 2001 and 2009 &ndash; killing 104 pedestrians. <span class="s1">The advocacy group <a href="http://walkinginseattle.org/?p=2910"><span class="s2">Walking in Seattle</span></a> reports that <a href="http://batchgeo.com/map/83f152c8456cd0029d995984643627a0"><span class="s2">28 of the fatal incidents could have been prevented by rechannelization or road diets.</span></a></span></p><p class="p2">The pedestrian-friendly group says Seattle should consider putting the streets where these 28 collisions occurred on a road diet. The city of Seattle has one street on the books.</p><p class="p2"> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:10:30 +0000 Evan Hoover 4172 at http://kplu.org 104 pedestrians killed in 8 years; more Seattle streets should be on a diet, advocates say Listen Up, Walkers: Watch Out For Traffic When Wearing Headphones http://kplu.org/post/more-walkers-headphones-getting-clobbered-study-suggests By now we all know that <a href="http://www.distraction.gov/content/press-release/2011/12-8.html">distracted driving</a> can kill you. But a new <a href="http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2012/01/03/injuryprev-2011-040161.short?g=w_injuryprevention_ahead_tab">study</a> suggests that distracted walking can be pretty deadly, too.<p>The study, published online by the journal <em>Injury Prevention</em>, is from researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine who looked at pedestrian accident data from a variety of sources between 2004 and 2011. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:07:22 +0000 Julie Rovner 3773 at http://kplu.org Listen Up, Walkers: Watch Out For Traffic When Wearing Headphones Just why is it that Seattleites don't jaywalk? http://kplu.org/post/just-why-it-seattleites-dont-jaywalk <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><em>Fear of a ticket from paternalistic police? Group angst? Peer pressure?</em> </span></p><p>Whatever the reason, even if a car is not in sight, Seattleites will often wait patiently for the light to change rather than &hellip; jaywalk.</p><p>Pedestrians in this city are unlike their fellow walkers in San Francisco, Boston and even Portland, Ore., and the culture of waiting at the light goes back decades.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/?q=content/i-wonder-why-seattleites-don%E2%80%99t-jaywalk">Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 3268 at http://kplu.org Just why is it that Seattleites don't jaywalk? Volunteers needed for annual count of bicyclists and pedestrians http://kplu.org/post/volunteers-needed-annual-count-bicyclists-and-pedestrians <p>It&#39;s become an autumn tradition: the annual survey of bicyclists and pedestrians in Washington. For the fourth year in a row, volunteers are needed to help the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and <a href="http://www.cascade.org/Home/">Cascade Bicycle Club</a> take a statistical snapshot of the number of people who get around by walking and biking.</p><p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer 2343 at http://kplu.org Volunteers needed for annual count of bicyclists and pedestrians