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Six Reasons Why Native Americans Have the Highest Rate of Pedestrian Deaths

American Indians and Alaska Natives consistently report the highest rates of pedestrian deaths per capita. A recent panel unpacked why, and what to do about it.

July 11, 2024

These States Are Actually Aiming for More Pedestrians to Die On Their Roads This Year

Federal officials have long allowed states to set their own pedestrian safety targets — and even the deadliest are still choosing goals that would be an increase over previous years.

June 27, 2024

Pedestrian Deaths Drop 5% — But It’s Not All Good News

Yes, fewer pedestrians died on America's roads last year than in 2022. But was it because we saved their lives, or because fewer people dared to walk, or both?

June 26, 2024

Congressional Watchdog Launches Probe Into Why Massive Cars Kill So Many Pedestrians and Cyclists

If NHTSA won't get to the bottom of the megacar crisis on their own, the investigative arm of congress will.

June 17, 2024

Report: Pedestrian Deaths at a Forty-Year High

The Dangerous By Design report shows trends are going in the wrong direction in most metropolitan areas. California is no exception.

June 3, 2024

Three Unseen Harms of America’s Pedestrian Death Crisis

If 7,500+ dead pedestrians isn't enough inspire change, maybe the ocean of injuries, grieving loved ones and lost opportunities can.

May 30, 2024

Friday Video: How to Make Places Safe For Non-Drivers After Dark

A top Paris pedestrian planner, a leading GIS professional, and Streetsblog's own Kea Wilson weigh in on the roots of America's nighttime road safety crisis, and the strategies that can help end it.

May 3, 2024

Four Things to Know About the Historic Automatic Emergency Braking Rule

The new automatic emergency braking rule is an important step forward for road safety — but don't expect it to save many lives on its own.

April 30, 2024

Disabled People Are Dying in America’s Crosswalks — But We’re Not Counting Them

The data on traffic fatalities and injuries doesn’t account for their needs or even count them. Better data would enable better solutions.

April 19, 2024

Latest Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatality Stats Are Deadly Déja-Vu

America's minuscule dip in overall deaths is being offset by record-setting fatalities among the most vulnerable.

April 2, 2024