The Globe highlights that Boston’s reputation as a walking city remains intact. A recent report by Transportation of American ranked Boston as the second-safest walking city.
“We easily have much that is positive to build on. Boston is consistently rated as one of America’s most walkable cities, with nearly 5 percent of residents walk to work, second only to the New York City metropolitan area. Adjoining suburbs tend to be very walkable. We also have towns across the state clamoring for more sidewalks, to create better access to schools, soccer fields, and town centers.”
Still, it’s not exactly a cakewalk. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 18 percent of traffic fatalities in 2007-2008. Apparently, Tampa, Miami and Orlando are near death traps.