Interesting article about pedestrian safety in the United States

The numbers below show the ratings for Peoria, Illinois and Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida for pedestrian safety.  Peoria was ranked 6 out of 11 metropolitan areas, while Sarasota was 15 out of 20 metros.  The number to the right is the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI).  Sarasota is considerably higher then Peoria, which is likely a result of modern suburban low density development, with limited pedestrian facilities on major commercial roads.



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