A Pedestrian Bill of Rights

A Pedestrian Bill of Rights (v.0.1)

  1. Pedestrians have the right to safely and conveniently walk along and cross any public right-of-way without regards to who they are, with whom they are associating, when or why they are traveling, or where they are coming from or going to. #NoPoliceStops
  2. In the event of a conflict with vehicles, pedestrians automatically have the right-of-way. Where no dedicated footpaths are available, any pedestrians have the right-of-way over any other traffic and speeds shall be limited to that traveled by those pedestrians. Pedestrians shall never be required to give way to self-driving vehicles. #Right-of-Way #Footpaths #SharedSpace #StopForNoBot
  3. Any pedestrian may cross roads at any point at any time where they will endanger neither themselves nor others by doing so. #JaywalkingIsNotACrime.
  4. In the event of a collision with a pedestrian, the controller of the vehicle is always liable. #TheCarIsAlwaysWrong
  5. The space on a right-of-way allocated per pedestrian shall be no less than space allocated per traveler by vehicle. #SpatialEquity
  6. Any place accessible by vehicle must remain accessible to pedestrians on a route no less direct.  In the event of blockage due to weather or other causes, pedestrian paths shall be cleared before vehicle paths. #SnowPriority #AccessEquity #Connectivity #MinimizeCircuity
  7. Speed limits on streets shall be established both to minimize total pedestrian collisions and to minimize total injury and loss of life in the event of a collision. #SlowTraffic
  8. Every intersection of two, or more, rights-of-way contains crosswalks. There is a crosswalk on every side of every intersection. Such crosswalks must remain unimpeded when pedestrians have right-of-way.  #EveryIntersectionIsACrosswalk
  9. All at-grade road crossings shall be at the elevation of the pedestrian way. #BowToNoCar
  10. Every traffic signal shall have automatic pedestrian phases that allot at least as much green (“walk”) time for pedestrians as is allotted to vehicles, and is long enough to ensure pedestrians safe passage. At least one such phase per cycle shall ensure pedestrians may cross diagonally unimpeded by vehicles. #EndSignalInequity
  11. All pedestrian routes shall be designed such that wheelchairs may pass at all times. No temporary or permanent signs or utility posts or parked vehicles or other temporary or permanent street furniture shall obstruct this minimum passage width. #FreePassage #Inclusion
  12. Previous or current rate of use must not be used to determine future use, or proposed infrastructure. #HistoryIsNotDeterminative
  13. Should traffic levels, the built environment, and topography topology warrant, paths for pedestrians may be grade separated when that is safer and more convenient for pedestrians. #KeepThemSeparated
  14.  The air quality for pedestrians along roads shall be no more dangerous to health than the level experienced in the absence of vehicles, and the noise level experienced by pedestrians along roads shall be no louder than the level that would be experienced in the absence of vehicles. #NoNoise #NoEmissions #EVs.
  15. Pedestrian paths shall be buffered from high-speed vehicles. Footpaths and the adjacent environment shall be designed to bring joy rather than dread to the act of walking. #WalkingIsAGood #Verges


Definition: A pedestrian is a person traveling by foot and is inclusive of those using assistive devices.

Definition: A vehicle includes any road-worthy vehicle including car, truck, bus, and bicycle capable of traveling at speeds faster than a pedestrian could sustain, and includes electric or motorized vehicles, excluding assistive devices traveling at pedestrian speeds.


This was compiled with input from the Twitter community in response to a request, and most of these ideas were identified by others.  It is aimed to advance pedestrian rights and design environments that encourage walking and improve safety and public health.

PBoR (dragged)

Additions to the JTLU Editorial Team

We are pleased to announce the augmented Editorial Team at the Journal of Transport and Land Use.

  • João de Abreu e Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ahmed El-Geneidy, McGill University, Canada
  • Dick Ettema, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Yingling Fan, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, United States
  • Rolf Moeckel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Robert James Schneider, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

Welcome aboard João, Rolf, and Bob. João and Bob organized the editorial process at WSTLUR 2017, and Rolf is editing a special issue on Integrated Transport-Land Use Models.

So far this year, JTLU has published 27 articles.

Vol 11  (2018)

Table of Contents

David Sousa Vale, Mauro Pereira, Claudia Morais Viana
Rick Donnelly
Liang Ma, Jennifer Kent, Corinne Mulley
Arefeh Nasri, Lei Zhang
Michael Wegener, Klaus Spiekermann
Alistair Ford, Richard Dawson, Phil Blythe, Stuart Barr
Amanda Howell, Kristina Currans, Steven Gehrke, Gregory Norton, Kelly Clifton
Alexis Conesa
Geneviève Boisjoly, Rania Wasfi, Ahmed El-Geneidy
Eric A. Morris, Andrew Mondschein, Evelyn Blumenberg
David King, Juan Saldarriaga
Zhao Pengjun, Li Shengxiao
Emily Grisé, Ahmed El-Geneidy
Alexis Fillone, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano
Philippe Gerber, Geoffrey Caruso, Eric Cornelis, Cyrille Médard de Chardon
Cristian Tosa, Andrei Mitrea, Hitomi Sato, Tomio Miwa, Takayuki Morikawa
John Renne
Runjie Huang, Anna Grigolon, Mafalda Madureira, Mark Brussel
Graham Currie, Chris De Gruyter
Rebecca Lewis, Robert Zako, Alexis Biddle, Rory Isbell
Allister Loder, Kay Werner Axhausen
Michael R Ransom
Eric J. Miller
Jerry Johnson, Jeff Frkonja, Maribeth Todd, Dennis Yee
João de Abreu e Silva, Patricia C. Melo
Devayoti Deka
Rolf Moeckel, Carlos Llorca Garcia, Ana Tsui Moreno Chou, Matthew Bediako Okrah

Transportist: July 2018

Welcome to the July 2018 issue of The Transportist, especially to our new readers. As always you can follow along at the blog or on Twitter.




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  • ADD30 the TRB standing committee on transport and Land Development, together with WSTLUR, has issued a call for papers for next TRB meeting titled – Accessibility for Policy and Practice. More details could be seen in this link  https://annualmeeting.mytrb.org/CallForPapers/Details/634



Automated, Autonomous, Driverless, and Self-Driving Vehicles, and Semi-Autonomous Systems


Shared Vehicles/Ride-sharing/Ride-hailing/Taxis/Car Sharing

Electric Vehicles [and Renewable Energy]

Human Powered Vehicles/Bikes/Pedestrians/Scooters/eBikes/etc

Human Driven Vehicles, Signs, Signals, Sensors, and Markings, and Roads




Land Use



Kerbs and Sidewalks

Retail, Freight, and Logistics


Technology History

Research & Data