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Safest pedestrian cities

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If you're walking, Seattle is the safest city for pedestrians that's according to a study by Liberty Mutual Insurance 

The study ranked America's 15 safest pedestrian cities based on traffic data and infrastructure as well as residents' perceptions of safety.

It found Seattle has less than ten pedestrian fatalities a year and has invested in infrastructure that residents say makes walking much safer, including 500 new crosswalks and improved walking routes for school children.

The pedestrian population is on the rise.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrians increased by 24 million people between 2005 and 2010.

 

Safest Pedestrian Cities according to the study:

1. Seattle, Washington

2. Boston, Massachusetts

3. Washington, DC

4. San Francisco, California

5. New York, New York

6. Portland, Oregon

7. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

8. Minneapolis, Minnesota

9. Chicago, Illinois

10. Atlanta, Georgia

11. Denver, Colorado

12. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

13. Baltimore, Maryland

14. Columbus, Ohio

15. Los Angeles, California

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