Florida Metro Areas Rated Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

May 22, 2014

A new report says Orlando is the most dangerous metro area for pedestrians, and three other Florida cities are also at the top of the list.

The report by the National Complete Streets Coalition says the Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida metro areas are right behind Orlando on the list.

Rounding out the top 5 on the coalition’s Pedestrian Danger Index was Memphis.

Boston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, New York and San Francisco were the metro areas ranked the least dangerous for pedestrians.

The report says Florida transportation officials have been working to improve pedestrian safety since its metro areas were ranked among the worst for pedestrians in years past.

The coalition is a program of Smart Growth America, a research and advocacy group.

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  • June 15, 2014 at 7:35 pm
    Jeff Redding says:
    I am a vision impaired disabled vet who has been fighting with the FDOT for over ten years about their policy of placing street lamp posts in the middle of the sidewalk and ca... read more
  • May 27, 2014 at 11:12 am
    Don't Call Me Shirley says:
    "The pedestrian hit me and went under my car."
  • May 23, 2014 at 11:55 am
    Fair Playing Field says:
    I wouldn't be surprised to see a high correlation between distracted driving violations(texting/cell phone) and pedestrian injuries.
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