These California cities are the most dangerous for pedestrians

A new report has found several northern California cities are the most dangerous for pedestrians. The Smart Growth America report shows that the United States in general is not doing very well when it comes to road safety. But things are particularly bad for people walking around Stockton. The city ranks ninth out of 101 U.S. metropolitan areas for pedestrian danger, according to the report. There were 126 deaths from 2016 to 2020, which equates to about three deaths per 100,000 population each year. “When we look at Stockton, we don’t just see an area that ranks high, we see an area that’s had an incredible increase in deaths in recent years,” said Beth Osborne of Smart Growth America. “The trajectory is particularly bad for Stockton. Other areas had a much lower increase. They started in the worst place. Stockton accelerated the danger so much that it caught up with it.” such as high-speed roads that give priority to the passage of a large number of cars in an area. Read the full report here. Nine other California cities are on the list, including Sacramento which comes in at number 27. It came in at number 27, with 297 pedestrian fatalities between 2016 and 2020. Other California cities on the list include: Bakersfield #7Fresno #10Riverside #14San Diego #31Los Angeles #32San Jose #49San Francisco #56Oxnard #85California was the ninth deadliest state for pedestrians, with more than 4,700 deaths from 2016 to 2020. New Mexico is the deadliest state.

A new report has revealed that several northern California cities are the most dangerous for people.

The Smart Growth America report shows that the United States in general is not doing very well when it comes to road safety. But things are particularly bad for people walking around Stockton.

The city ranks ninth out of 101 U.S. metropolitan areas for pedestrian danger, according to the report. There were 126 deaths from 2016 to 2020, which equates to about three deaths per 100,000 population each year.

“When we look at Stockton, we don’t just see an area that ranks high, we see an area that’s had an incredible increase in deaths in recent years,” said Beth Osborne of Smart Growth America. “The trajectory is particularly bad for Stockton. Other areas had a much lower increase. They started in the worst place. Stockton accelerated the danger so much that it caught up with it.”

The report blames poor road design for an increase in dangerous driving behavior, such as high-speed roads that give priority to large numbers of cars passing through an area.

Read the full report here.

Nine other California cities were on the list, including Sacramento at No. 27.

It came in at number 27, with 297 pedestrian fatalities between 2016 and 2020.

Other California cities on the list include:

  • Bakerfield #7
  • Fresno #10
  • Riverside #14
  • San Diego #31
  • Los Angeles #32
  • San Jose #49
  • San Francisco #56
  • #85

California was the ninth deadliest state for pedestrians, with more than 4,700 fatalities from 2016 to 2020. New Mexico is the deadliest state.

Bernard P. Love