South Florida Makes List of Most Dangerous Areas in Country for Pedestrians

South Florida is one of the most dangerous metro areas in the country for pedestrians, joining three Florida cities at the top of the list.

The report released Tuesday by the National Complete Streets Coalition says Orlando tops the list, followed by the Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida metro areas.
Rounding out the top 5 on the coalition's Pedestrian Danger Index was Memphis.
Boston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, New York and San Francisco were the metro areas ranked the least dangerous for pedestrians.

The report says Florida transportation officials have been working to improve pedestrian safety since its metro areas were ranked among the worst for pedestrians in years past.
The coalition is a program of Smart Growth America, a research and advocacy group.

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