The Hartford Courant's Don Stacom wrote today about a new report from the Auto Insurance Center that shows Connecticut ranks 28th for pedestrian safety.
Bike Walk CT was quoted in the article: "As this report shows, Connecticut's driving culture isn't very hospitable to pedestrians. Newspaper accounts bear that out on a weekly basis," said Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike Walk Connecticut, an advocacy group for walkers and cyclists.
"Connecticut residents and government leaders are starting to take the need for 'complete streets' more seriously, but we still have a long way to go to make it safer for all the people who want to walk or bike to work, to school, to the bus or train, for errands, or for exercise," Kennedy said. "In the meantime, if drivers, pedestrians and cyclists all made more of an effort to follow the rules for sharing the road, it would restore a measure of civility and respect and make our roads much safer for everyone. And it wouldn't cost a dime."
See Stacom's article, Connecticut Slightly Below Par For Pedestrian Safety. The Auto Insurance Center report is available at http://tinyurl.com/zkgf9lz.
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