To create more pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, Chicago unveils safety plan

As more urban mixed-use and residential developments aim to encourage residents to walk and use mass transit, cities are addressing pedestrian safety.

September 14, 2012

As more urban mixed-use and residential developments aim to encourage residents to walk and use mass transit, cities are addressing pedestrian safety.

Chicago recently announced a plan that takes special care to protect the city’s most vulnerable pedestrians, calling for longer pedestrian crossing times within one-eighth of a mile of senior housing centers and schools. It also recommends expanding local “safe passage” to school efforts, and making walkability a factor in school siting decisions.

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