New Mexico: A Dangerous Place To Walk

In Albuquerque, NM, pedestrian fatalities account for almost 23 percent of all traffic deaths.
October 2, 2003, 4am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"According to the most recent rankings, New Mexico is first in the nation for pedestrian deaths per capita. In 2001, the latest year of comprehensive national statistics, New Mexico saw 4.1 people killed per 100,000 residents -- more than double the national rate of 1.8... Street and traffic design is another factor. High-speed streets with few protections for pedestrians are common in New Mexico's larger cities, especially newer areas like Albuquerque's West Side."

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Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in The Albuquerque Tribune
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