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How can we make streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists?

Rachel Barnhart and Bill Collins on "Connections"
Julie Williams
Rachel Barnhart and Bill Collins on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, April 24, 2023

It's getting worse for pedestrians and bicyclists in this country. The statistics tell the story: pedestrian deaths are up 18% since 2019; bicyclist fatalities are at the highest level since 1975. Reconnect Rochester says that the news media can do more to accurately report on what's going on, starting with a description of such events as a form of violence.

We talk about what has changed, and what might improve safety for everyone. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.