Bike Walk CT's Executive Director, Kelly Kennedy, was quoted in TriState Transportation Campaign's news release today reporting that Connecticut people aged 60 years and older suffer disproportionately high pedestrian fatality rates.
TriState's new report, Older Pedestrians at Risk: A Ten Year Survey and Look
Ahead, found that 123 pedestrians aged 60 years and older were killed on Connecticut roads from 2003 through 2012. Though comprising only 19 percent of the State’s population, this age group accounted for 35 percent of the total pedestrian fatalities in these 10 years.
“Connecticut’s complete streets law requires municipalities to consider all users in road design and maintenance projects, but few are,” said Kelly Kennedy, Executive Director of Bike Walk Connecticut. “Cities, towns and counties across the state must be proactive in ensuring that road and bridge projects include pedestrian and bicyclist components like sidewalks and bike lanes,” she added.
Tri-State recommends that:
Read the TriState Press Release. Read the full TriState report.
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