America’s Boulevards of Death

Linda Bailey writes, "Far too many pedestrians are dying on our most heavily traveled streets. They don't have to."

She goes on to say:

There is a public-health crisis unfolding before our eyes in the United States, where the simple act of walking has become a life-threatening proposition. Recently, a pedestrian killed by an automated vehicle in Arizona made national headlines, but that was just the tip of the iceberg: The same week, 10 other people were killed while walking -- just in Arizona. Across the country, the number of people who died while walking increased by nearly 50 percent from 2009 to 2016, from just over 4,000 to almost 6,000, at a time when traffic fatalities declined in many of our peer countries, including Britain and Canada.

Check out the full article "America's Boulevards of Death" By | May 21, 2018

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