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What Stockholm can teach L.A. when it comes to reducing traffic fatalities
What Stockholm can teach L.A. when it comes to reducing traffic fatalities

New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has promised to make the streets of his city safer for those who travel them, whether by foot, bicycle or car. How? By following Sweden's lead. Over the last 15 years, Stockholm has cut pedestrian deaths by 31% and overall traffic deaths by 45%. Last year, the Swedish city suffered only six traffic deaths, or about 1 per 150,000 residents. New York had nearly five times that rate, and Los Angeles County, with somewhere around 600 traffic fatalities a year, had roughly nine times the death rate of Stockholm. Sweden's "Vision Zero" philosophy holds that human error shouldn't be fatal. When a child runs after a bouncing...

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