76,000 Pedestrian Deaths

A new report from Transportation for America reveals that over the past 15 years, 76,000 Americans have been killed while crossing or walking along a street in their community.
November 11, 2009, 2pm PST | Tim Halbur
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Transportation for America contends that these deaths are preventable, and that the central cause of the accidents is poor street design.

"More than 43,000 Americans – including 3,906 children under 16 – have been killed this decade alone. This is the equivalent of a jumbo jet going down roughly every month, yet it receives nothing like the kind of attention that would surely follow such a disaster.

Children, the elderly, and ethnic minorities are disproportionately represented in this figure, but people of all ages and all walks of life have been struck down in the simple act of walking."

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Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in Transportation for America
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