Are streets dangerous by design?

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
From 2003 to 2012, more than 47,000 people were killed while walking, which is sixteen times the number of people who died in natural disasters, but without the corresponding level of urgency.

Every day, in communities across the country, people are killed while walking to school, to work or to the store.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (WOAI) - Every day, in communities across the country, people are killed while walking to school, to work or to the store.

From 2003 to 2012, more than 47,000 people were killed while walking, which is sixteen times the number of people who died in natural disasters, but without the corresponding level of urgency.

Dangerous by Design 2014, a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, takes a look at where these fatalities happen and who’s most at risk, presenting data from every county, metro area, and state. The report also ranks the major metropolitan areas according to the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI), which assesses the safety of walking by normalizing fatality rates by how often people walk to work, and by the share of traffic fatalities suffered by people on foot.

With 373 deaths, San Antonio is ranked 18th on the list.

Click here to read the report.

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