When it Comes to Walking, L.A. is More Deadly than Other Cities
If Los Angeles is going to be the greenest city in the nation, making it walkable should be a major part of that effort. Part of walkability is planning a neighborhood or commercial district with the right mix of amenities and destinations. Another part is safety. Because if walking to the nearby grocery store means putting your life overtly at risk, then you're just going to start driving.
In North America, three out of every 100,000 pedestrians are killed. In Los Angeles that number increases to 7.64.