Pedestrian Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ITMA board member Donald Redelmeier is the lead author of a new article titled “Pedestrian Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic” published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. The full article appears here The study suggests the COVID pandemic led to a 50-60% reduction in pedestrian activity, a 10-15% reduction in total vehicle miles traveled, and no sustained changes in pedestrian fatalities. The mismatch between mobility and mortality highlights the importance of individual psychology beyond structural factors and reductions in activity.