A new report examines cities around the world to discover why some have safer streets than others. The report documents design elements that make streets safer for all users. Traffic safety has become a public health concern in many countries, and the fatalities can have a significant economic development impact. In less developed countries, the majority of deaths are among pedestrians and bicyclists hit by motor vehicles.
The authors provide real-world examples and evidence-based techniques to improve safety through neighborhood and street design that emphasizes pedestrians, bicycling, and mass transport, and reduces speeds and unnecessary use of vehicles.
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