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Pedestrian Fatalities Map: Check Out a Corner Near You
Posted By The Livable Communities Team On May 20, 2014 @ 2:42 pm In Livable Communities | No Comments
Three years ago the â€śDangerous by Designâ€  report noted that between the years 2000 and 2009 the number of vehicle-caused pedestrian deaths was equivalent to â€śa jumbo jet full of passengers crashing roughly every month.â€
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Streets engineered for speeding traffic with little or no provision for people on foot, in wheelchairs or on bicycles are â€śdangerous by design,â€ explains theÂ National Complete Streets Coalition , theÂ Smart Growth America Â program behind the report (of which AARP is a sponsor).
Newer data covering the years 2003 to 2012 are presented in â€śDangerous by Design 2014.â€ Â The numbers havenâ€™t improved.
Over the decade 47,025 people were killed while walking. (â€śThatâ€™s 16 times the number of Americans who died in natural disasters â€” earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes,â€ say the authors.) One in five pedestrians killed is age 65 or older.
An estimated 676,000 pedestrians were injured, â€śmeaning someone on foot was hit by a car about every eight minutes.â€
Use Smart Growth America’s interactive Fatalities Map  to locate where pedestrians have lost their lives in your region.
See the AARP slideshow â€śDangerously Incomplete Streetsâ€ 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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 â€śDangerous by Designâ€: 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 â€śDangerously Incomplete Streetsâ€ : 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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 Why itâ€™s good to drive in circles: http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/info-2014/livability-factsheet-modern-roundabouts.html
 Slideshow: A Livable Communities Show & Tell: http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/info-slideshow/livable-community-features-slideshow/
 The 10 most walkable cities in the U.S.: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/01/21/great-places-blog-10-most-walkable-cities-us/
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