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Maryland struggles with reducing pedestrian deaths

Biking in MarylandB' Spokes: Just to note Baltimore County is #2
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Ben Giles, Washington Examiner

Maryland transportation officials lowered the bar when they set new goals for reducing pedestrian fatalities after the number of deaths continued to climb despite a nearly $50 million effort to make roads more walker-friendly.
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The state's struggles can in part be traced to Prince George's and Montgomery counties, which rank first and third, respectively, for the number of pedestrian deaths between 2007 and 2011.
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Montgomery County has shown signs of progress thanks in part to a county-funded pedestrian safety initiative, officials said, which saw $5 million initially set aside for the program.
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http://washingtonexaminer.com/maryland-struggles-with-reducing-pedestrian-deaths/article/2514884#.UL4zoYfO1yQ

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