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The Source: Pedestrian Deaths Raise Questions Of Street Safety

New York City Department of Transportation

A new report out from the National Complete Streets Coalition highlights nearly 50,000 walking deaths in 10 years with hundreds of thousands injured. The report titled Dangerous By Design 2014 lists San Antonio as 18th most dangerous city to walk in. 

San Antonio has no shortage of unsafe streets. Older neighborhoods lack sidewalks, thoroughfares lack lanes for bicycles, and the cost to fix some of these older streets skyrockets quickly. Texas also doesn't do well in the study, with Houston at seven and Dallas at 12th most dangerous.

Do you feel safe walking in San Antonio? Is it our car-centric mindset that has us forgetting about pedestrians? What design elements can we incorporate to better serve our community?


  • Stefanie Seskin, multi-modal transportation expert with National Complete Streets Coalition and helped write Dangerous by Design 2014
  • Jessica Lemann, associate state director of outreach at the AARP

*This is the first segment in the May 22 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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