Detroit Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians

by

comment
According to a report from Bloomberg, Detroit is the most dangerous city in the nation for pedestrians. (ht Crain's)

The report, based on a study by Liberty Mutual, says that Seattle, Boston, and Washington, DC are all the safest cities to walk in. New York City came in at #5.



Of course, the safest cities to walk in also have functional mass transit systems

The report notes that 4,700 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. in 2012, and that 5 percent more people are walking to work now than in the year 2000.



It seems to us that a comprehensive public transit system isn't just less expensive than driving, it'll also save pedestrian lives. And it'll also cut back on the number of drunk driving fatalities.

And yet, MDOT insists on spending money to widen highways that don't need to be widened—"an epic waste"—and not on mass transit.



We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.