The Lack Of Pedestrian Safety Continues To Be An Issue In Arizona
In 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association said Arizona was fifth in the nation for most pedestrian deaths. By 2018, we were No. 1.
On that subject, a family in Peoria is suing the city, their school district, Arizona Department of Transportation and others after their child was hit and killed by a car near Santa Fe Elementary School. The family argued pedestrian safety around the school is severely lacking.
The Show talked about the issue with C.J. Hager, director of Vitalyst Healthy Community Policies, a project that advocates for better, safer street design. Hager was also the vice chair of the now-disbanded city of Phoenix Complete Streets Advisory Board, which broke up after several members walked away, stating that the city was moving too slow to make streets safer.