Study: Greater Boston area rated safest place for pedestrians in United States

A new report released by an urban planning group found the Greater Boston region to be the safest in the country. The report, released by the group Smart Growth America, contends that the street design of many Boston roads and places has drastically reduced the number of pedestrian deaths in the area while improving the experience of walking. Smart Growth America calculated that Boston's pedestrian danger index was the lowest in the country, effectively ranking Boston ahead of other northeast urban centers like New York and Washington, D.C. "I'm proud to hear of this recognition for the city. One of Boston's greatest assets is our walkability - particularly during the warmer months, we see huge amounts of pedestrian traffic enjoying our fantastic outdoor spaces," said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in a statement.
Publication: 
MassLive
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014