U.S. Transportation Chief Urges Mayors to Make Pedestrians a Priority

U.S. Transportation Chief Urges Mayors to Make Pedestrians a Priority

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, a former Charlotte mayor, asked a national gathering of mayors Thursday to commit to improving the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in their communities.

“Overall, automobile crashes have declined in the last five years, but the number of bicyclists and pedestrians killed by automobiles has actually risen,” he told a packed conference room at a Washington summit of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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