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2014-03-11 23:03:09

The car has long been a cornerstone of California culture, but in recent years, it has been supplanted by bicycles and walking among many citizens of Los Angeles. With a dispute brewing, the LA pedestrian accident lawyers of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group are offering tips to prevent tragedy. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Those who have seen an increase in foot traffic in and around Los Angeles are not imagining things. While such a means of getting around was...

2014-02-28 23:03:35

This winter has posed many challenges for home and business owners as well as drivers and pedestrians. With more wintry weather in the forecast, Attorney Jason Waechter reminds home and business owners to clear their sidewalks so pedestrians aren't forced to walk in the road, and asks drivers to watch carefully for people forced to walk in the street by poorly maintained sidewalks. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 By now, it’s safe to assume that most Michiganders are sick of...

2013-07-11 12:21:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that the department has produced four new videos aimed at educating children, motorists and parents about pedestrian safety. The videos can be viewed on the department's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pennsylvaniaDOT. "Whether you're in a vehicle or a pedestrian walking across the street, we all have equal responsibilities to think of safety first on our roadways," Schoch...

2013-06-11 23:04:32

New York personal injury law firm Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP discusses the tragic Upper West Side Manhattan accident that claimed the life of an innocent 4 year old girl, and offers guidance to pedestrian accident victims based on the firm's years of experience. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 A horrible tragedy occurred last Tuesday, June 4, 2013 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, when a four year old girl who was walking on the sidewalk with her grandmother near her school was...

2012-12-10 16:20:54

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide, more than 1.2 million traffic fatalities occur yearly, and the lives of pedestrians account for a third of those lost. In the United States, pedestrians make up 12 percent of deaths from traffic collisions. According to a newly published study, male pedestrians struck by vehicles are more than twice as likely to die as their female counterparts. Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of...

2012-04-10 23:03:00

Spring is a time of year when many customers take to walking throughout business locations, shops and strip malls. Due to this increased foot traffic, many companies can benefit from sidewalk signs. In response to this, Digital Pre-Press Services, Inc. (DPS) is now offering free shipping on sidewalk sign orders over $150.00. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 Digital Pre-Press Services, Inc. announces today one of its Spring savings promotions. The company is offering free shipping on all...

2011-06-22 11:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The condition of pavement on the Bay Area's 42,500 lane-miles of local streets and roads is only fair at best, with the typical stretch of asphalt showing serious wear and likely to require rehabilitation soon. Data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) puts the region's 2010 pavement condition index (PCI) score at 66 out of a maximum possible 100 points, as computed on a three-year moving average basis. This is...

2009-03-30 19:55:00

One of the world's biggest cities is trying out a wooden sidewalk to see if it helps keep pedestrians' feet cooler in hot weather, Tokyo officials say. The 80-foot-long test sidewalk in Tokyo's Nihombashi district is made of chipped thinned cedar, a mixture of woodchips and cement, and blocks made from thinned wood, Kyodo news agency reported. Members of the Nihombashi Miyuki Street road experiment association say they hope the wooden sidewalk will ease the so-called heat island effect in...

2009-02-01 13:50:33

Individuals who walk slowly on New York sidewalks have topped a survey of the most annoying New York resident types, two Web site operators say. The unidentified operators of the Web site, People Who Deserve, said slow and oblivious sidewalk travelers were worthy of being punched in the face, the New York Post said Sunday. You clog our sidewalks and subway platforms. You make us late and irritable, the site operators said online. You ruin the morning before the day even starts. You're going...

2008-07-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous The city's Department of Public Works is using two new Web sites that will allow the public to track the status of street and sidewalk repairs and drainage cleaning throughout the city. The address for the street and sidewalk repairs site is www.cityofno.com/streets. The drainage cleaning site is at www.cityofno.com/drainage. The sites can also be found through the city's Web site, www.cityofno.com. "We are very excited to be able to provide the citizens of New Orleans with...