Thursday, May 26, 2011

A bird's-eye-view of the dangers metro Atlanta pedestrians face

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM

  • Transportation For America
According to Transportation for America, a nonprofit advocacy group that pushes for more transit and sidewalks, 798 pedestrians were killed between 2001 and 2009 in metro Atlanta — the country's 10th most dangerous region walkers. T4A wants the federal government to start paying more attention to — and providing more cash for — complete streets and sidewalks, simple projects which have been overlooked in favor of roads that the organization says are "engineered for speeding traffic with little or no provision for people on foot, in wheelchairs or on bicycles." Here's a list of Georgia-related stats about pedestrian fatalities. And here's a map, a screenshot of which we've posted above, pinpointing all the pedestrian fatalities — including images of where they occurred — between 2001 and 2009 in metro Atlanta.

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