Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise over the last decade with nearly 6,000 people killed while walking in 2017. However, the risk of being hit and killed is not the same in every place, and that risk is increasing more in some communities than others.
The National Complete Streets Coalition will release Dangerous by Design 2018 on January 23, 2019, ranking each state and the 100 most populous metro areas based on how deadly they are for people walking. In this webinar, we’ll explore the results in the report and speak with experts about what can be done to make walking safer and save lives.
Dangerous by Design 2018 creates a “Pedestrian Danger Index” (PDI) for each metro area and state using the most recent federal data on pedestrian fatalities from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The PDI is based on the number of people struck and killed by drivers between 2008 and 2017 while walking, controlling for the number of residents and the number of people that walk to work.