a new report notes that streets in North America are becoming deadlier for pedestrians. Research by Smart growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition reveals that more than 6,500 people were hit and killed by cars as they walked in 2020.

That works out to an average of 18 people a day – and a deadly increase of 4.5% from 2019.

To make matters worse, the load is not equally distributed among the pedestrians.

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