A national epidemic of pedestrian deaths

Obviously we have lost far too many cyclists and pedestrians in Rochester as well.  The city of Rochester and ROCOG have adopted Complete Streets policies, but we are still waiting for Olmsted County go take action like some many others around this county.

https://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/research/dangerous-by-design/dbd2014/national-overview/

American communities are poised for a renaissance in walking. We’re walking more often, for fun and to get to places in our neighborhood. We turn to WalkScore when figuring out where to live and our most walkable places often are among the most economically vibrant in the country. Hundreds of cities have adopted Complete Streets policies to ensure walking is in the forefront of our decisions regarding street design. Public health officials from the Office of the Surgeon General to the local doctor’s office are encouraging us to get out for a walk for physical activity and to combat chronic disease.

 

 

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