San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

5:00 p.m. | Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Last year, 6,590 people were hit and killed while walking in the United States — the highest number in 30 years. In the new book, Right of Way, journalist Angie Schmitt shows us that these deaths are not unavoidable “accidents.” They don’t happen because of jaywalking or distracted walking. They are predictable, and occur in geographic patterns that tell a story about systemic inequality and the undeterred reign of the automobile in our cities. The victims are disproportionately people of color, immigrants, and poor. Far too often, the victims are unfairly blamed and forgotten. Join us to dive into the research and realities behind why pedestrians are dying, and how we can imagine and demand safer, equitable cities here in the Bay Area.

Co-presented by Walk San Francisco and Island Press.

+ Angie Schmitt / author
+ Marta Lindsey / Walk SF

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