If you don't have the money to make it aesthetic, at least you can make it functional. This seems to be mentality that Hoboken, New Jersey, America's most walkable city, endorses in some of its streetscape improvements.
The researchers are currently conducting a bigger study on the subject.
The transit agency in Des Moines, IA, has actually moved to eliminate left hand turns to the greatest extent possible. Seattle and Cleveland are trying out a "talking bus," alerting pedestrians in crosswalks when a bus is approaching. While transit is still a very safe mode of travel for those on board the bus, crosswalks are the industry's Achilles Heel, and blind spots are the reason why.
It works like this: Users log on to a website and select from a range of potential accommodations, including additional spots
Data from Happy walking. Especially if you're in Florida... Each year, thousands
New York
A number of high-profile pedestrian deaths has put pedestrian safety on the public's radar and on our new mayor's agenda.
Walk sign: You go girl. You are crossing the street with the best of them. Walk without fear. Walk tall. Just like the flashing walking figure, this is your time to shine.
What breaks my heart about Dr. Whitton's death is less the idea that I could have walked out into the street in his place, or even the thought that my own error could have easily caused such an accident.
A "Walk" sign doesn't mean walk. It means wait a couple seconds. Then look both ways. In fact, just keep looking as you cross, in a group if you can. Waving your hand high above your head is a good idea.