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Dangerous by Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths

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Dangerous by Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths

Dangerous by Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths
TRB, National Academy of Sciences | 2011 | ISBN: n/a | 36 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Transport for America has released a report that explores how communities are retrofitting streets that were initially designed for cars to accommodate pedestrians, disabled persons, and bicyclists.

Contents
Executive Summary
The Most Dangerous Places for Walking
Where Safety Is Getting Worse
Pedestrian Safety in Rural Areas
Dangers to Pedestrians with Few Options
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Low-Income Individuals
Older Adults
Children
Streets Designed for Traffic, Not Pedestrians
Engineering Wide Roads
Designing for Speed
Insufficient Pedestrian Infrastructure
Cost-Effectiveness Benefits of Safe Streets
Controlling Health Care Costs
Sparking Neighborhood Reinvestment
Conclusion and Recommendations
Appendix A: Detailed Recommendations
Appendix B: Methodology
Appendix C: State statistics, ranked by Pedestrian Danger Index
with TOC BookMarkLinks


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