Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people
: 2.45 Total pedestrian fatalities
: 22 Total traffic fatalities
: 101 Pct. of people who walk to work
: 2.32% (19th lowest)
From 2008 to 2009, pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people fell by nearly 30%, moving from second-most dangerous to ninth in one year. However, Delaware was once again the second-most dangerous state for walkers in 2010, with deaths per 100,000 increasing 45% from the year before. Off all traffic fatalities, 21.8% were pedestrians, the fifth-highest proportion in the country. Surprisingly, Delaware had pretty strong Walk Scores — the five cities in Delaware measured had a walk score of 47.22, beating the U.S. average of 43.3. Delaware’s largest city, Wilmington, has a score of 66.8.
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