In 2015, Oakland enacted a Pedestrian Signal Policy intended to fix its frustrating and nonsensical crosswalk signals, a hindrance to the City’s walkability. The City previously installed hundreds…Read More
Bus pads play a critical role in connecting Marin’s communities via transit. However, their hazardous conditions put bus riders in danger.Read More
The Park Street Triangle in Oakland’s Jingletown neighborhood has always been a bit of a mess: the redesign of the area may have actually made things worse.Read More
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you deserve full and fair compensation from the at fault driver. Though, legal liability for these accidents is certainly not always clear cut. One question that we are commonly asked: What if I’m hit at an intersection crossing the street at an unmarked crosswalk? Here, our experienced Bay Area pedestrian accident attorneys will discuss this question and explain your rights as well as your legal options should you be hit by a car while crossing the street.Read More
Searching for the most dangerous roads in San Jose isn’t easy. You can focus on roads with the highest numbers of collisions and wind up overlooking the roads where the most serious injuries have occurred. Or you could just as easily do the opposite.
Any way you slice it, the danger on San Jose streets is alarming.
Highway 17, connecting San Jose and Santa Cruz, has among the highest number of collisions.Read More
The latest annual report on motor vehicle collisions from the California Highway Patrol has a ton of information about what’s happening on California roads and highways, with extensive datasets on alcohol- and truck-involved collisions and more tightly focused summaries of collisions involving pedestrians, motorcycles, and bicycles.Read More
The City of Oakland recently unveiled a new pedestrian signal policy intended to streamline the implementation of more pedestrian-friendly intersections. We’ve written at length about how Oakland’s implementation…Read More
Crossing the street in Oakland’s Rockridge District just got a lot more difficult due to “improvements” by the City’s traffic engineers. Along College Avenue, one of Oakland’s most…Read More
The City of Berkeley has taken a step toward improving pedestrian safety at a deadly intersection, but continues to mishandle its broader approach to street safety. Last April,…Read More
For the vast majority of people, signal timing is not an exciting subject. Apart from traffic engineers and a select group of superwonks, few people pay attention to…Read More
As we’ve examined previously both here and here, the Dangerous by Design 2014 report contains a wealth of valuable information on the pedestrian safety crisis in the United…Read More
Crosswalk countdown signals are an increasingly common tool to inform pedestrians precisely how much time they have to cross the street. The idea behind these signals is that…Read More
If you need to cross the street a busy intersection, you’re likely to wait for the traffic light to indicate when crossing is safe. But many busy multi-lane intersections marked with crosswalks throughout California don’t have such a traffic light. As a result, a San Mateo jury ruled this month that such marked crosswalks are often more dangerous than unmarked intersection because they give pedestrians a false sense of safety while crossing at busy intersections.Read More