Sidewalks are one of the oldest modes of transportation. But, today, as density decreases and other modes of transportation increase, sidewalks have become neglected. When sidewalks are overgrown, not maintained, or simply do not exist in communities, residents can become isolated in their homes or risk their own safety by being forced to walk in dangerous situations like broken or obstructed sidewalks or even worse, in the shoulder of a busy roadway.
In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports a pedestrian was killed every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes. These numbers are increasing year after year. How can we prevent our sidewalks from ending?
Join us for a panel discussion where we will highlight challenges and solutions to people-centered infrastructure and safety in the Mahoning Valley with a focus on reconnecting people to each other and to resources to reinvigorate neighborhoods and lay the groundwork for creating safer, healthier, and more walkable communities