Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians
But how did TFA come up with their numbers? And what does that mean for renters?
They evaluated the Pedestrian Danger Index which looks at the number of pedestrian deaths relative to the number of walkers in a city. So even though Orlando has few walkers, they face greater danger because the pedestrian death toll was high proportionately. The top 10 most dangerous pedestrian cities are all in the south and all have less-than-ideal infrastructure for walkers. Also, not surprising, they're the cities that spent the smallest amounts of their federal transportation dollars on pedestrian safety.
The Top 10 Most Dangerous Pedestrian Cities
The Top 10 Safest Pedestrian Cities
1. Minneapolis-St. Paul
3. New York
Ever consider the walkability of your apartment? WalkScore.com will access it for you and let you know how you rank nationally. If you're looking to move, consider how bike or pedestrian friendly the neighborhood is. If you just moved and don't know a safe route to the store, find one on MapMyWalk.com or MapMyRide.com. Or try good old Google Maps, which allows you to search a route by foot (in addition to public transportation and car). Walking to the store may help you reduce the amount you have to drive to the gym.
via Morning Edition