April 4 is National Walking Day, says Transportation for America, in a post reflecting on making streets safer instead of ‘dangerous by design.’
Thank you to Walk Bike Glendale, leading the way in this city to improve transportation safety for all users on our streets and sidewalks. The group is advocating for a test road diet on Honolulu, and has been reaching out to the community to educate residents on the benefits and increased safety of road diets. The track record of such redesign efforts is excellent: Sunroom Desk summarized a 2010 presentation of successful road diets around the country.
For more information about pedestrian safety, check out Walk Bike Glendale, and the upcoming Pedestrians Count! seminar in downtown LA.