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The Walkable City of Death

San Francisco, one of the nation's most walkable cities, has one of the country's highest rates of pedestrian deaths.

According to this article from the San Francisco Chronicle, there are more than 800 pedestrian collisions each year, and 35 deaths.

"This is a city that last year was named the best walking city in the country by the American Podiatric Medical Association and Prevention magazine because of the many city agencies assisting in walking issues. Yet more than two pedestrians are hit each day on average, accounting for about a quarter of all injury crashes and, according to some reports, nearly half the city's traffic fatalities. "

Full Story: S.F. streets particularly mean for pedestrians

Comments

Comments

sensation headline?

Might want to correct your blurb. From the article:
"More than 800 collisions involved pedestrians in 2008. Thirty-five people were killed that year."

Still inexcusable, but let's get our facts straight.

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