May 23, 2014

Sue Carlton: Time to make Tampa Bay area less deadly to walk

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I called David Schwebel, a psychology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who has studied pedestrian behavior. He agreed that warm weather may be a Florida factor (places like Arizona and Las Vegas fare similarly) and added this: Warm places tend to be hubs for the homeless, who can bring issues of mental illness and substance abuse and who, by definition, walk around outside.
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