In the Boston Herald: Fatal pedestrian crashes rise across Massachusetts


On March 30th, 2023, the Boston Herald announced that fatal crashes into pedestrians have increased across Massachusetts, amounting to a total of 101 pedestrian deaths in 2022, according to a recently-released WalkBoston report. The report also explains that “of the total fatalities, 71% occurred in an ‘environmental justice neighborhood’ — neighborhoods meeting state criteria related to lower household income, higher minority populations and higher populations for whom English is a second language.” MPDC’s Community Planning Manager, Tahara Samuel, shared her thoughts on these striking statistics, stating that “residents in environmental justice neighborhoods deserve the ability to walk and move through their community without the threat of being hit and killed by someone operating a vehicle.”

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