The Worst Cities for Walking
Transportation for America released a new study on which U.S. cities are most dangerous for pedestrians. If you're going for a stroll in Florida, keep your wits about you: Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville take the top five spots.The report blames most pedestrian deaths on what they call "poorly designed arterial roads"-they're high-speed, multi-lane city streets lined with shopping centers, drive-throughs, apartments, and office space, yet devoid of pedestrian-friendly elements like crosswalks.
I'm disappointed to see Los Angeles on the list, but not surprised. In fact, I'd have expected it to be higher. You can get the full report here and send Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood an email about pedestrian safety here.