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How walk-first cities are saving lives

Prioritizing pedestrians over cars means everyone wins Cars prey upon the world’s most vulnerable humans—about 1.3 million people worldwide are killed each year in traffic fatalities, most of whom are in low-income countries. If cities continue to design wide, fast, auto-centric streets, the number of annual deaths is expected to nearly double by 2030. But a new video from Streetsfilm looks at how even big car-choked cities are taking major strides to restore their citizens’ right to walk by putting the pedestrian first—building out complete walking networks with routes that are shorter, safer, and more direct than those for drivers.
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