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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Year after year, PG leads DC area in pedestrian and bicycle fatilities

According to data from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and National Highway Traffic Administration, as posted online by @TBDOnFoot, Prince George's County had more pedestrian and bicycle fatalities than any other Washington, DC, area jurisdiction in nine of the last eleven years.  The other two years the county was tied for worst and was 4th worst.

From 1999 to 2009, Prince George's County averaged 26.5 pedestrian and bicycle fatalities a year, and accounted for 30 percent of all such fatalities in the greater Washington area.

Eight years ago, Jack Johnson came into office promising "Livable Communities."  When you consider this high number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, as well as the fact that Prince Georges County has far more homicides (several times more) than any other Washington, DC, suburb, it seems clear that Johnson did not deliver on that promise.

What will Rushern Baker do to make us something other than the bloodiest Washington suburb?

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