Danville Metro Area Riskiest in Virginia for Pedestrians

November 11, 2009

A new report says the Danville metropolitan area is the riskiest in Virginia for pedestrians.

The report ranks the Richmond metropolitan area as the
second-riskiest, followed by Roanoke, the Washington,
D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria region, the Bristol-Kingsport, Tenn.
region, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, the
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford region, Winchester,
Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.

Rankings were based on a Pedestrian Danger Index that divided pedestrian fatality rates by the percentage of residents who walk to work. Danville’s danger index was 169.7, more than twice Richmond’s 74.5.

The national danger index was 52.1.

Transportation for America and the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership released the report.

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