Florida DOT Taking a New, Data-Driven Approach to Pedestrian Safety
"A new study conducted by FDOT District 5, which includes Orlando [PDF], pinpoints the locations where pedestrians and cyclists are being struck," according to Angie Schmitt, demonstrating "FDOT’s new data-driven approach to pedestrian safety under Billy Hattaway, the top official in District 5 and the leader of the state’s safety initiatives for walking and biking."
Based on that data, FDOT District 5 was able to identify two factors that contribute to the danger for pedestrians: streets without sidewalks and wide arterial roads with high vehicle traffic. The study maps out areas of risk, which is shared in the full article linked below.
Now for the rest of FDOT, and every other DOT around the country for that matter, to adopt similar practices.