Category Archives: Walkability

Florida Beachgoers Cling to a Right to Make the Sand Their Driveway | The New York Times

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Beach driving, although popular among locals and Orlando visitors, has long been a subject of dispute. Environmentalists dislike it, saying it harms plant and animal life. They threatened to sue over sea turtles, which nest in the sand, and the county negotiated an agreement. Cars must now stay clear of nesting areas.

Others see such driving as an unnecessary danger. The beach has grown more crowded in spots because it is narrower than before and only 17 miles are open to cars. Since 2005, three people have been killed on the beaches, including two children, and 67 have been injured, according to Volusia County records.

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Planet earth vs. roads: The epic conflict that will define the future of the world – Salon.com

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The great age of road-building is only beginning. By 2050, we will have added 15 million miles of new road to the planet — a 60 percent increase in four decades over our current total, amassed over the past 5,000 years. Nine-tenths of that network will be built in the developing world – in the basins of the Amazon and Congo Rivers, and the jungles of South Asia and Oceania.

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New Crosswalks Improve Pedestrian Safety – Denver News Story – KMGH Denver

New Crosswalks Improve Pedestrian Safety – Denver News Story – KMGH Denver.

Streetsblog Capitol Hill » Georgia Mom Convicted of Vehicular Homicide For Crossing Street With Kids

Streetsblog Capitol Hill » Georgia Mom Convicted of Vehicular Homicide For Crossing Street With Kids.

Radley Balko: Grieving Mother Faces 36 Months In Jail For Jaywalking After Son Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

Radley Balko: Grieving Mother Faces 36 Months In Jail For Jaywalking After Son Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver.

Transportation For America » Prosecuting the victim, absolving the perpetrators

Transportation For America » Prosecuting the victim, absolving the perpetrators.

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