When the National Complete Streets Coalition releases Dangerous by Design 2019 on January 23rd (go here after 8:30 AM that morning) we’ll get the most up-to-date look at how dangerous each state and the largest metro areas are for people walking. Join them and a roster of some special guests as they dive deep into the findings and discuss how we can address this preventable epidemic of pedestrian deaths.
Though traffic fatalities overall have been decreasing—even as driving rates have started to go back up—pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise over the last decade. Nearly 6,000 people were killed while walking in 2017 alone, the second highest total in the last decade. However, the danger of being hit and killed is not the same in every place, and that danger is increasing more in some communities than others.
The National Complete Streets Coalition will release Dangerous by Design 2018 on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, ranking each state and the 100 most populous metro areas based on how deadly they are for people walking. Join them on Thursday, January 24 for a webinar with experts about the results of the report, and importantly, what can be done to save lives.
Register here for the webinar: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/9w7wose32qnr&eom
Using the most recent federal data on pedestrian fatalities from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, Dangerous by Design 2019 creates a “Pedestrian Danger Index” (PDI) for each metro area and state. The PDI makes it possible to compare the relative risk to pedestrians among jurisdictions with different levels or walking.
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