Daytona Beach, FL – The Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area ranks as the 5th most dangerous for pedestrians and for the 4th consecutive time, Florida is at the top of the list.
This information is determined by Smart Growth America, an organization that conducts research and works to bring development to communities that leads to safer and better neighborhoods. Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, cooperates in this effort by changing road designs and construction, which ultimately brings safer communities.
‘Dangerous by Design 2016’ examines areas that are most dangerous for pedestrians and ranks those areas with a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI), a compilation of the most recent data on pedestrian deaths. Data collected for the years 2005-2014 is included in the 2016 report.
Florida ranked number 1 for the PDI during 2005-2014, with 5,142 fatalities, and is listed as one of the states that became more dangerous for pedestrians over the previous year.
According to Dangerous by Design 2016, most vulnerable populations are people of color and older adults. Median household income and PDI are negatively correlated. Lack of sidewalks and crosswalks also contribute to fatalities.
View the complete Dangerous by Design 2016 report here.
Photo courtesy of Volodymyr Baleha and Shutterstock.com. Charts courtesy of Dangerous by Design 2016 and Smart Growth America.
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