The study looked at data from 2008 through 2017 and they learned how many pedestrian casualties there are in each city, and they found that there are more than 13 pedestrian casualties per day across the country.
Where did the Tampa Bay area land on this study by Smart Growth America? It’s not good news.
In fact, it’s not good news for the state of Florida.
Leading the list with the most casualties was the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL metro area.
They were followed in order by:
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
The purpose of the study was to tell what areas needed help, which was pretty much everywhere. It also was meant to tell the federal government, which sets guidelines for roadways, that changes need to be made that can help make roads safer for pedestrians. Currently, the roads are being developed for faster and more efficient car and truck traffic.
The numbers are staggering. Click here for full details.