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How to stay safe as a pedestrian

Although many of us are drivers, we are also all pedestrians. We are therefore at some risk of injury from a car whenever we are walking in close proximity to a moving vehicle, and that probably includes all of us at some point every day. This blog will provide a brief introduction to pedestrian accidents, […]

Pedestrian dies in first fatal accident of 2017

A pedestrian died last month in West Sacramento after being hit by a truck. It was the city’s first traffic fatality of the year. The accident happened on Tuesday, May 30, around 10:30 p.m. on West Capital Avenue. Events unfolded when two westbound vehicles, a truck and a car, collided. The impact of the collision […]

Corte Madera proposal to make pedestrian traffic safer

Pedestrians and cyclists in Corte Madera may soon have a safer option for getting from the west to the east side of town. One local resident and architectural designer spoke of the inherent problems of having “a freeway interchange running through the middle of [the] community.” A proposed overpass for cyclists and pedestrians linking the […]

1 dies, another is severely injured in car accident on the 580

An early morning accident that occurred on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, claimed one individual’s life and seriously injured another in a tragic multi-car accident near the Broadway exit of Highway 580 in Oakland. Calls reporting the fatal car crash, which later resulted in pedestrian deaths, began flooding into California Highway Patrol around 4:29 a.m., that […]

Can a pedestrian ‘scramble’ be safe?

The name alone seems worthy of an eyebrow raise. Scramble? Really? That’s the term city planning engineers have assigned to crosswalks where the traffic signals are set so that all vehicles stop in all directions at the same time. The idea is that the entire intersection becomes a crosswalk. During the ensuing interval, pedestrians can […]

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