Why traffic deaths are increasing for cyclists and pedestrians in US cities
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John Rennie Short, Why traffic deaths are increasing for cyclists and pedestrians in US cities, http://redgreenandblue.org/2019/02/23/hy-us-cities-becoming-dangerous-cyclists-pedestrians/
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As cities strive to improve the quality of life for their residents, many are working to promote walking and biking. Such policies make sense, since they can, in the long run, lead to less traffic, cleaner air and healthier people. But the results aren’t all positive, especially in the short to medium term. In Washington D.C., for example, traffic fatalities as a whole declined in 2018 compared to the year before, but the number of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths increased by 20 percent. Pedestrian deaths also have risen in New York, and pedestrian and cycling fatalities have increased in Los Angeles in the past several years.