A Map of Pedestrian Deaths
Publicola takes a look at the map and notices some trends.
"While a large number of them cluster, as you might imagine, downtown (where people walk the most, and where an inexplicably controversial pedestrian-safety campaign was focused), an interesting trend emerges when you start looking at Southeast Seattle.
In five years-despite dire warnings from groups like Save Our Valley that surface-level light rail construction and operations would lead to a rash of pedestrian fatalities-there have been zero deaths in the past five years along Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., where surface-level light rail opened in July 2009. In the same period, there have been seven deaths on or near MLK's parallel street, Rainier Ave."