April 7, 2011 Pedestrian safety is a hot topic across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes in traffic crashes. Florida is consistently recognized for the highest number of pedestrian fatalities per capita. During 2009, 482 pedestrians along with 99 bicyclists died on Florida roadways. The Florida Department of Transportation District 7 partnered with the Center for Urban Transportation Research to create an innovative grassroots safety campaign. WalkWise Tampa Bay is providing over 400 targeted presentations to diverse groups in the Tampa Bay area over a one-year period. WalkWise Tampa Bay provides education, one component of a comprehensive campaign, working towards the vision of a zero fatality transportation system. Download a PDF copy of the presentation and the WalkWise Photograph Show.

Presented by: Julie Bond, Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research



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