The common perception seems to be that a lot of people get hit by cars while walking or biking around here lately. New data is out from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2011 thought and it shows a nationwide increase in bicycle, pedestrian and traffic deaths.

Last year, 677 cyclists were killed in the United States — an 8.7 percent increase over 2010 and 3 percent more pedestrians were killed. So what’s behind the increases?
StreetsBlog looks at some of the contributing factors.

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