A report from the National Complete Streets Coalition ranks Indiana 23rd worst in the country for pedestrian fatalities. The cause, it says, is poor street design. Too often, communities plan roads to benefit drivers without considering pedestrians or cyclists.
AARP-Indiana State Director June Lyle says the problem disproportionately affects the elderly. She says older Hoosiers won’t have the option of continuing to live in their homes if communities don’t start considering all road users when building new roads or upgrading existing ones.