Watch & Learn: Buford Highway, A Case Study for Pedestrian Nightmares

The Blueprint America special report from PBS recently featured a video highlighting the issues surrounding pedestrian safety in suburbia. It makes for a very good, quick primer on what our suburban development pattern has done to pedestrian safety. An interesting and very arresting fact is that about 43,000 pedestrians have been killed by cars in the past 10 years. In the piece, they equate that to one jumbo jet airliner crashing every month for the past 10 years. Would we stand for that type of safety record? Why do we stand for this then? Well, the most likely reason is that most of the pedestrians that are killed are low income individuals who don't receive as much attention as those of a more fortunate social class. Watch and Learn...

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