Florida’s Hillsborough County has been the recipient of $8.5 million that will be used to make pedestrian safety improvements in the area. Whereas in the past, the community has used various educational measures to help cut down on accidents, the new effort will see numerous projects that aim to help protect bicyclists and walkers on the street. Multiple refuge islands will be installed amid highways, lighting will be improved, and sidewalks and bike lanes will be created. 200 pedestrians died from 2006 through 2011 in the area.
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