Sunday 29 May 2011

47,000 American pedestrians killed in ‘accidents’ (now go back to sleep)

A new report examining the number of pedestrian deaths over the last decade suggests that many American cities, including San Antonio, remain dangerous places for people who travel on foot.

The study “Dangerous by Design,” released this week by the Washington D.C.-based coalition Transportation for America, ranks San Antonio as the 24th most dangerous city for pedestrians, compared with 51 other cities and metropolitan areas.

More than 47,000 pedestrians were killed in the United States between 2000 and 2009, according to the study, and more than 688,000 were injured.