Start Small, Think Big

Thanks to the American Public Health Association for advocating for walking and bicycling during its annual National Public Health Week this month. Some of the important national data they shared:

  • In 2010, more than 4,200 pedestrians died in traffic crashes — a 4 percent increase from 2009.That same year about 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes.
  • More than 600 bicyclists died in motor vehicle crashes in 2010 and 52,000 were injured.
  • More than 15 people are killed every day in the U.S. and more than 1,200 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.

You can learn more and join their efforts at their website.

 

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