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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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One person dies in two-vehicle crash in Aurora 21.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
A person died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash in Aurora.
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Drunken driving suspect investigated in auto-pedestrian collision that injured man 19.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado State Patrol troopers are investigating whether a person who struck and seriously injured a 28-year-old pedestrian was drunk at the time.
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Pedestrian seriously injured in Denver vehicle crash during storm 13.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A vehicle struck and seriously injured a pedestrian amidst a driving rainstorm early Wednesday morning.
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Snowy, icy streets often impassable for people in wheelchairs 12.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Downtown St. Paul workers and residents are demanding that sidewalks and crosswalks be quickly cleared after snowstorms.
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Transport Needs More Women Voices. Here’s Why. 8.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
Nearly 60 percent of women in Britain feel unsafe walking alone in their cities. Seventy percent of women who use public transport in Mexico City have experienced gender-based violence. In too many cases, using public transport in cities is an ...
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Opinions Split on Beijing’s Congestion Charge, But Many Support Its Intended Goals 7.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
Beijing is one of most congested cities in the world, with over 6 million cars on its roads. In 2017, drivers spent on average just under three hours in traffic each weekday. Data from the navigation app AutoNavi shows Beijing ...
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Redesigning One of Mumbai’s Most Dangerous Intersections in 3 Simple Steps 4.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
While India accounts for only 2 percent of global motor vehicles, it contributes to over 12 percent of global road traffic deaths. Around 150,000 people lose their lives on India’s roads every year, making them some of the most dangerous ...
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be Disneyland’s most interactive experience. Let’s play 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When you enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre expansion coming to Disneyland early this summer, you are faced with a choice.

Walk around a bend — and under an archway crafted to look centuries old — to discover the starship the Millennium Falcon, nestled comfortably under hand-sculpted mountains...

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Navigating a safe path to schools surrounded by homicide: by foot, by bus, by car 27.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles, thousands of students must navigate safe paths to and from school — traveling through multiple gang territories amid threats of robbery, harassment, sexual assault, kidnapping and other hazards.

Dymally High School, in Green Meadows, and Hawkins...

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Colombia tour features a jungle walk and coffee plantation visit 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Get a fresh look at Colombia on a week-long tour offered by Classic Journeys. The itinerary includes a walking tour of Medellín; visits to the resort town of Guatapé, known for its vividly painted buildings, and a family-owned coffee plantation; and a jungle walk and picnic in Tayrona National...

Hike along Japan's scenic trail that links Kyoto and Tokyo 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Uncover the traditional culture of Japan on a 10-day excursion offered by Boundless Journeys. The tour begins in Kyoto with a visit to the shrine complex of Fushimi Inari, known for its red torii gates.

Highlights include easy-to-moderate hikes along sections of the Nakasendo Trail, a network of...

Fiery truck explosion temporarily closed eastbound I-70 at Genesee 14.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed near Genesee after a semi-tractor-trailer burst into flames Thursday morning during rush hour.
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Lakewood blaze guts several apartments; man injured while rescuing dog 14.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
One man was injured when he re-entered a three-story Lakewood apartment building early Thursday morning while a fire was ripping through several apartments and rescued a dog.
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A high-crime neighborhood makes it harder to show up for school 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study suggests living in a high-crime area, or simply passing through one on the way to school, can lead to more absences.
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This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem 11.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There might be no better monument to the limits of American environmentalism in the climate change era than a parking garage in Berkeley, California. It’s got “rooftop solar, electric-vehicle charging stations and dedicated spots for car-share vehicles, rainwater capture and water treatment […]
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Isn't it time to curb the danger posed by heavy trucks on Toronto's streets? 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Albert Koehl Michael Black After John Sweeney's death, proposals to deal with the danger of heavy trucks on city roads got significant public attention. Sweeney was one of several road casualties or near misses involving trucks that year but his young age and death in broad daylight made the tragedy particularly shocking. The Toronto Daily Star even published an artist’s conception of a ‘child-catcher’ to be affixed around truck wheels. The trucking industry appeared ready to act. The year was 1952. Almost seven decades have passed since Sweeney’s death – more than enough time, especially given the many advances in technology, to solve the problem of a truck driver's poor view of the road, including blind spots, and the resulting danger from a massive vehicle. Yet, in the first weeks of this year,  three Toronto residents  have been killed by heavy trucks, while in 2018, two cyclists were killed within weeks of each other by trucks. In the period 2007-2017 in Toronto, there were 243 fatalities and ...
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Isn’t it time to curb the danger posed by heavy trucks on Toronto’s streets? 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Albert Koehl and Michael Black After John Sweeney’s death, proposals to deal with the danger of heavy trucks on city roads got significant public attention. Sweeney was one of several road casualties or near misses involving trucks that year but his young age and death in broad daylight made the tragedy particularly shocking. The Toronto Daily Star even published an artist’s conception of a ‘child-catcher’ to be affixed around truck wheels. The trucking industry appeared ready to act. The year was 1952. Almost seven decades have passed since Sweeney’s death – more than enough time, especially given the many advances in technology, to solve the problem of a truck driver’s poor view of the road, including blind spots, and the resulting danger from a massive vehicle. Yet, in the first weeks of this year,  three Toronto residents  have been killed by heavy trucks, while in 2018, two cyclists were killed within weeks of each other by trucks. In the period 2007-2017 in Toronto, there were 243 fatalities and ...
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Electric-scooter injuries pile up, but making the lawsuits stick is hard 26.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Over the last few years, cities across America have experienced sudden downpours of shared electric scooters, piling up almost overnight on curbs, sidewalks and frontyards from Los Angeles to Atlanta.

The phenomenon has quickly built billion-dollar startups, a new urban subculture and even a gray...

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8 Ways to Reduce Road Fatalities Using the ‘Safe System’ Approach 14.1.2019 THE CITY FIX
Despite more than 1.35 million lives lost on the roads each year, traffic-related fatalities aren’t given the same media or political attention as plane, train or boat disasters. Indeed, some view these tragedies as commonplace or unavoidable – but they ...
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As development eats away at Denver’s green space, the “city within a park” is becoming a concrete metropolis 13.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Green space in Denver is disappearing faster than in most other cities, with paved-over cover increasing from 19 percent of the city in 1974 to 48 percent in 2018 (not including Denver International Airport), federal and city data show. Up to 69 percent of the city is expected to be paved or covered by 2040.
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