Read the new Dangerous by Design report

The number of people struck and killed while walking is up 47 percent in the last decade. Find out which metro areas and states are the most dangerous, why, and what we can do to address this epidemic.

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Bigger vehicles are directly resulting in more deaths of people walking

Bigger vehicles are directly resulting in more deaths of people walking

Dangerous by Design 2021 chronicles the impact of street design on pedestrian deaths, but the increasing size of the vehicle fleet is also contributing to the growing numbers of people struck and killed while walking. Federal policymakers so far appear to be asleep at the switch.

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Holding the new administration accountable

Holding the new administration accountable

Here’s a short list of key actions we are tracking that the Biden administration can take right now to move the needle on climate change, eliminating racial and economic disparities, and providing more homes, jobs and opportunity for all Americans.

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