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January 23, 2019 
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Are the Streets Near You Dangerous by Design?
Earlier today, the National Complete Streets Coalition, with support from AARP, released its latest Dangerous by Design report ranking each state and the 100 most populous metro areas based on how deadly they are for people walking.
CHECK OUT THE PEDESTRIAN DANGER INDEX*
Dangerously Incomplete Streets
Look at these photos. Then think about the roadways near you. There’s a good chance you’re encountering similar sights and scenes. (If so, post a picture on Twitter with the hashtag #DangerousByDesign and
tag @AARPLivable and @CompleteStreets.)
CHECK OUT OUR AWARD-WINNING SLIDESHOW
* Register for tomorrow’s webinar about the report.
Events, Resources & More
My (Your) Mobility Plan — Most people understand the importance of financial planning for retirement, but few think to plan for potential mobility changes, such as no longer being able to drive due to age, injury or even medication side effects. A new planning tool kit (available in English and Spanish) can help users stay safe, mobile and independent. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ►
Making It Wrong to Turn Right on Red — In response to an increase in pedestrian fatalities, Washington, D.C., is implementing new street safety measures including longer crossing times, restricting left turns at more intersections and (as New York City has done for decades) banning right turns on red. Source: The Washington Post ►
Walkability Wins — More than a dozen Community Change grantees from throughout the country are working on projects to make where they live more walkable. Learn what they’re doing. Source: America Walks ►
  • Speaking of walkability, the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit enables individuals and groups to document unsafe streets and advocate for change.
  • Speaking of grants, applications for the next round of AARP Community Challenge “quick action” grants open next month and will be announced through this newsletter.
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