May 24, 2014

Four Most Dangerous US Cities

1 Florida Can Be Death on Pedestrians

Florida is far and away the most dangerous, even deadly, of the 50 states in which to be a pedestrian. Nationwide, an American traveling on foot is injured by a motor vehicle every eight minutes, but that rate spikes in the Sunshine State, home to the four most pedestrian-unfriendly metropolitan areas in the U.S. According to a new "Pedestrian Danger Index" just released by Smart Growth America and based on data from the past five years, our national PDI is 52.2, but it's a soaring 244 in Orlando-Kissimmee, the highest ranking in the land. Next in order are Tampa-St. Petersburg (190), Jacksonville (183), greater Miami (145) and Memphis, TN (131). The safest locales: greater Boston (19), Pittsburgh, PA (25), Seattle-Tacoma (27), New York City (27) and San Francisco-Oakland (31).

More at Citylab.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Cell Phones Distract Pedestrians

Tags: Pedestrian Safety, Walking Safely, Safe Places to Walk, Best Cities for Pedestrians, Best Cities for Walking to Work

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