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July 3, 2019

American Pedestrians Killed More than European Pedestrians


Why do American pedestrians die more than European pedestrians? 

 

 A new article from StrongTowns sheds some light.

Pedestrian deaths are often treated as an inevitable consequence of our modern world. New data from Europe suggests you can have technological luxuries such as smartphones and high rates of car ownerships and safe streets for pedestrians. 


Notes the article:  


“At the same time pedestrian deaths have been soaring in the U.S., they’ve been dropping steadily in Europe. In the latest nine year period for which European data are available, pedestrian deaths decreased from 8,342 to 5,320, a decline of 36 percent.”


Read more about how we walk less but die more here

 



American Pedestrians Killed More than European Pedestrians