Phoenix Metro has been ranked one of the nation’s most unsafe areas for pedestrians according to a study that was released Tuesday last week. The Phoenix metro area has the 9th most dangerous streets among all US metro areas for pedestrians according to the study by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a community development advocate.
Our state made the list at number 8 of the 10 worst states. According to this study, four Florida cities lead the nation in pedestrian danger. These four cities were Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami.
Between 2003 and 2012 there were about 47,000 pedestrians in the U.S who died while walking on the streets, the study found. This is more than 16 times the number of people who lost their lives from natural disasters in the past 10 years, according to Roger Miller, director of the coalition.
Generally researchers associated high pedestrian deaths in some areas to the way the cities were set up and designed. Be safe out there!