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Matthew Leonard, Editor

Editor for the Innovation Trail

Matthew Leonard has been involved in public broadcasting since 1988, having worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio New Zealand and for the post-apartheid South African Broadcasting Corporation. He is the recipient of Australiaâ

In this hour of "Connections: Innovation Friday", we take a look at how safe Rochester is for pedestrians. New data shows 47,000 people pedestrians died between 2003 and 2012, and another 670,000 were injured. One index shows Rochester as the 9th safest city in the state, but the city was also number 3 for pedestrian fatalities in the state. 

What design and technology improvements can help Rochester become safer for pedestrians? We talk about this with Eric Frisch, a transportation specialist with the City of Rochester; Stefanie Seskin from the National Complete Streets Coalition; and David Vega-Barachowitz, director of the Designing Cities Initiative at NACTO.