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Dr. Kelcie Ralph: Pedestrian and cyclist fatalities

Dr. Kelcie Ralph, from Rutgers University, will be available for interviews on May 25th, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available: 

Wednesday, May 25th, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. ET

Pedestrian and cyclist deaths are sharply on the rise in many U.S. cities.

Available expert:

Dr. Kelcie Ralph is an associate professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University, where she studies transportation, safety, and public opinion. She can discuss topics including:

  • Factors underlying the recent surge in pedestrian and cyclist deaths;
  • How cities and states rank in rates of pedestrian fatalities;
  • What steps cities can take to make our streets safer for all users (including new infrastructure, lower speed limits, and traffic cameras);
  • Why individual behavior changes are not enough to reduce the risk of crashes; and
  • How local news outlets cover traffic collisions, and how this affects perceptions of blame and responsibility among readers, listeners, or viewers.

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