Safe Systems for Safer Streets
America Walks is deeply troubled by the sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities over the last decade. Last year, 6,227 pedestrians were killed. This was up from almost 6,000 in 2017 and the largest number since 1990. Seniors, people of color and low-income individuals are at greatest risk – over twice as likely to be killed.
In 2018, we partnered with the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (UNC HSRC) to launch the Safer Systems program with support from the National Safety Council. You can read more about the program here. This is a report on the work of several of the participating communities.AW_RTZ Case Studies FINAL