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Walkers, is this a "thing"? Help me understand...

Is there some kind of instinct or reflex that causes people to walk and stop in specific ways? I feel like I actively try to avoid getting in the way of other walkers, and if I thought that there were non-conscious reasons for people getting in my way, I might be more forgiving of them. [more inside]
posted by janey47 on Oct 6, 2014 - 55 answers

Why is it a good idea for pedestrians to have the right-of-way?

I'm looking for research comparing different regimes of pedestrian vs. car right-of-way and the impact of those laws on pedestrian injury and mortality rates (and possibly also the impact on urban quality of life.) [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Jun 7, 2013 - 19 answers

road safety snafus

I have been driving a lot more these days and have come across rather curious situations on the road, involving pedestrians and abandoned / malfunctioning vehicles. Wondering who would be at fault if something were to happen. [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Dec 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Drunk Pedestrian Study

Study done in Japan(?) with regards to pedestrians walking efficiency and the effect of alcohol? [more inside]
posted by wackoacko on Jan 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Pedestrian's shoes; pedestrians' rights

This is a two-part question. First, what are the ideal shoes for long-distance walking on paved or gravel roads? Second, what rights do I have as a suburban/urban pedestrian in California in terms of not being hassled by "authorities"? [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Oct 25, 2009 - 16 answers

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