The Critical 'I'

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Thursday, November 21, 2002

ROAD KILL
The Surface Transportation Policy Project has just released its list of the country's most dangerous--and safest--pedestrian roadways. It's not news, but the findings tell us that roads are pretty much always designed with automobile speed and accessibility in mind, rather than walking traffic.

I'd like to point out that five of the 10 deadliest sites are in my home state of Florida. My home area, Tampa Bay, is No. 2 on the hit list, and the deadliest single stretch of road, U.S. 19 in Pasco County, is but a stone's throw from my domicile.