The United States has a crisis: the number of people struck and killed while walking increased by 35 percent between 2008 and 2017. In 2018 alone, 6,227 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes, the highest fatality rate since 1990.
This alarming increase in the number of people killed while walking is happening because our streets, which have been designed to move vehicles as fast as possible almost all the time, are incredibly dangerous for everyone else who needs to use them. It has been more than a decade since Smart Growth America released the first edition of Dangerous by Design, and the problem has only gotten worse.
Join the report authors and some special guests to discuss the findings of the report, how dangerous streets continue to put vulnerable people walking and traveling actively at risk, and what needs to happen to address this terrible trend. Registration and more information.