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Each year, thousands of Americans are killed while walking on dangerous roads. Photo: Transportation for America

The Unequal Toll of Pedestrian Deaths

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News reports tend to blame the victims of these crashes for transgressions like "distracted walking" or crossing where they shouldn't have. A new analysis from Smart Growth America highlights how pedestrian deaths are a systemic problem caused by the dangerous design of our streets and transportation systems.

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Confirmation Hearing for Attorney-General-to-Be Jeff Sessions is Underway; Hear Him Weigh in on Immigration, Policing, Hate Crime Legislation, Voting Rights, Women’s Rights, His Sadness about Being Called a Racist (Live feed on Yahoo).
  • “Dangerous by Design” Highlights Overrepresentation of People of Color (Especially in Lower-Income Communities) and Elderly among Ped Deaths; Argues for Importance of Good Design (SmartGrowthAmerica)
  • Open letter from Housing and Urban Planning Profs around the country oppose Ben Carson’s nomination to lead HUD. (Google Doc)
  • Board of Supervisors Vote Today on Expanding Mental Eval Teams in LASD to Improve Interactions with the Mentally Ill (KPCC)
  • Would the 2024 Olympics Really Generate $11 Billion Locally? (KPCC)
  • The Triforium Revival is Underway Downtown (Downtown News)
  • Governor Brown Rolls out New Spending Plan Today (L.A. Times)
  • Protests Ignited by Gasoline Price Hikes Continue to Roil Mexico (L.A. Times)

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  • Cyclist (Or Pedestrian) Killed By Blue Line Train In Compton (LAT)
  • Sheriffs Department No Longer Enforcing Metro Rail Fares (KPCCSGV Tribune)
  • Metro Upgrading Features At Union Station Bus Stops (Urbanize)
  • DTLA Hasn’t Seen This Much Development Since the 1920s (LAT, Curbed)
  • DTLA Needs Even More Housing In Community Plan (Better Institutions)
  • Beverly Hills Wants To Be Testing Ground For Autonomous Vehicles (Curbed)
  • How To Ride the Bus On A Rainy Day (Footnotes)
  • SCAG Hosting Meetings On Connecting Green Line Across Norwalk (KPCC)
  • Let’s Go L.A. Explores Beach Cities And Their Density
  • Living Near Freeway Correlates To Dementia (KPCC)

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