Great NY Times Article on Walking

This week’s New York Times Sunday magazine is devoted to the subject of walking in New York City. While most of the articles are personal narratives or think pieces, “How Do We Protect New York City’s Pedestrians?” is the best thing I’ve ever read on ped-auto conflict and how a shift in engineering philosophy can make a huge difference. The article also does a terrific job of describing the history of how we got into the situation we’re in today.

To read it, go to:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/magazine/how-do-we-protect-new-york-citys-pedestrians.html

Ped improvements in Brooklyn. From the NY Times.

Ped improvements in Brooklyn. From the NY Times.

Aaron Isaacs

About Aaron Isaacs

Aaron retired in 2006 after 33 years as a planner and manager for Metro Transit, where he worked in route and schedule planning, operations, maintenance, transit facilities, light rail and traffic advantages for buses. He created the bus-only shoulder and developed 270 miles of them, a national model. He worked on the Met Council's first TOD handbook. He's an historian of transit, as a 40+ year volunteer with the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. He's co-author of Twin Cities by Trolley, The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and author of Twin Ports by Trolley on Duluth-Superior.

1 thought on “Great NY Times Article on Walking

  1. Eric AnondsonEric Anondson

    It really was a great article. Very quotable. Here’s one I tweeted out, “If walking NYers often ignore traffic laws, that may be because they sometimes know better than to follow them.”

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