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Working To Turn The Tide Of Pedestrian Fatalities

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Crosswalk near Lake Eola, Orlando. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Crosswalk near Lake Eola, Orlando. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford region once more tops the list of the country’s most dangerous places to walk. That’s according to the fifth annual Dangerous By Design report released this month by Smart Growth America.

It’s frustrating for the city of Orlando’s top transportation planner Billy Hattaway, who says the city’s been working on engineering, design and education to try and make the streets safer.

Hattaway talked to Intersection about what the city is doing to improve pedestrian and cycle safety.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »