More than 6,000 pedestrians are getting killed every year on American streets, representing an enormous 50 percent increase from the first part of the decade. Angie Schmitt, the author of the new book Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Crisis of Pedestrian Deaths in America will talk about the social trends that are putting people at risk. And why fundamentally, it is a problem of systematic, structural inequality.
November 19 / 5:30 pm
$10 / Advance registration required
Presented in partnership with Providence Streets Coalition and WalkPVD
About the Presenter
Angie Schmitt is one of the country’s best-known writers on the topic of sustainable transportation. She was the long time national editor at Streetsblog. Her writing and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and NPR. She is the founder of the new firm 3MPH Planning and Consulting, a small Cleveland-based firm which is focused on pedestrian safety. Her book Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America was published in August by Island Press.