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Understanding the Problem

In recent years, there has been a slight upward trend in the total number of pedestrian crashes.

  • In the first half of 2015, the number of traffic related deaths went up 8.1 percent, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The Smart Growth America's Dangerous by Design 2014 report ranks the Miami-Fort Lauderdale urban area fourth in the nation for pedestrian deaths. As of 2017, we are ranked 11th in the nation.
  • With traffic related deaths increasing in Miami-Dade, it is estimated that over 200 people will die this year on our roadways.
  • The yearly number of bicyclist injuries in Miami-Dade County has more than doubled since 2006.
  • Miami-Dade has a higher percentage of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths than the State of Florida and the United States as a whole.

Fortunately, Miami-Dade County is among the first communities in the nation to participate in the nationwide initiative of providing a more livable Miami-Dade by creating safer streets to accommodate all types of transportation. Though there is no silver bullet that will end traffic deaths, we believe that we can work toward lowering traffic related deaths and move toward a fatality-free street system for all to enjoy.

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