Pedestrian deaths up ⬆️51% in US -- Meanwhile, Europe is down ⬇️36% -- ✔️Poor road design ✔️Growth in distracted driving ✔️Lower gas prices yields more driving ✔️Culture privileges cars & denigrates walking ✔️Increased number of more lethal SUVs
U.S. drivers are killing 50 percent more pedestrians than a mere decade ago; meanwhile, European drivers are killing a third fewer. And this discrepancy should be a wake-up call to all of us that it's time to #SlowTheCars in our cities and towns.