Dallas is a difficult and often dangerous city in which to walk around. Its sidewalks are tiny; its streetscapes dominated by cars; corners are rounded, which allow cars to zoom through right turns; intersections tend to be gargantuan; and often walking from neighborhood to neighborhood requires traipsing across parking lots or underneath overpasses. Not surprisingly, Dallas’ “walk score” is about half the score of cities like Chicago and New York, and it even falls far behind Los Angeles.
But when it comes to pedestrian safety, Dallas is not nearly as dangerous as basically every city in Florida. That is according to Smart Growth America’s “Dangerous by Design” report that looked at which American cities experienced the most pedestrian deaths from 2005-2014. Who is at the top of the list?Read More