"Dangerous by Design" is a Dec 2011 report by t4america.org,
a group that lobbies for safer roads for pedestrians, bicyclists, public
transportation users, and motorists alike. The report lists the most dangerous
cities in America for pedestrians. "From 2000 through 2009, more
than 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the US, the equivalent of a jumbo
jet full of passengers crashing roughly every month. On top of that, 688,000
pedestrians were injured, a number equivalent to a pedestrian being struck
by a car or truck every 7 minutes."
The top 4 US most dangerous major metropolitan areas for pedestrian safety
were in Florida. No. 5 is Riverside, CA. San Diego ranked #28 out of the
largest 52 US metropolitan areas (right behind LA at #27).