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Pedestrian Fatalities Map: Check Out a Corner Near You
Posted By Livable Communities Team On May 20, 2014 @ 2:42 pm In Livable Communities | No Comments
Three years ago the “Dangerous by Design”  report noted that between the years 2000 and 2009 the number of vehicle-caused pedestrian deaths was equivalent to “a jumbo jet full of passengers crashing roughly every month.”
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Streets engineered for speeding traffic with little or no provision for people on foot, in wheelchairs or on bicycles are “dangerous by design,” explains the National Complete Streets Coalition , the Smart Growth America  program behind the report (of which AARP is a sponsor).
Newer data covering the years 2003 to 2012 are presented in “Dangerous by Design 2014.”  The numbers haven’t improved.
Over the decade 47,025 people were killed while walking. (“That’s 16 times the number of Americans who died in natural disasters – earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes,” say the authors.) One in five pedestrians killed is age 65 or older.
An estimated 676,000 pedestrians were injured, “meaning someone on foot was hit by a car about every eight minutes.”
Use Smart Growth America’s interactive Fatalities Map  to locate where pedestrians have lost their lives in your region.
See the AARP slideshow “Dangerously Incomplete Streets” for examples of how our roads are hazards to pedestrians, especially older adults.
Learn how the proposed Safe Streets Act seeks to improve pedestrian and driver safety.
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 “Dangerous by Design”: http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/learn/transportation-mobility/info-12-2012/dangerous-by-design-2011.html
 AARP Livable Communities Newsletter: http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/livable-community-news-alerts/?intcmp=BL-IL-EMAIL-SUB-LC
 National Complete Streets Coalition: http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets
 Smart Growth America: http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/
 Image: http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/research/dangerous-by-design/dbd2014/fatalities-map
 AARP slideshow “Dangerously Incomplete Streets” : http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/info-2014/slideshow-dangerous-streets.html
 Safe Streets Act : http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2014/where-aarp-stands-safe-streets.html
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