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Despite efforts to reduce pedestrian deaths, many cities have become more dangerous for walkers in recent years. Alessandro Scagliusi / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Bartender Matt Carucci told NPR in 2012 that he rarely feels safe biking in the city but often rides without a helmet anyway. "There are a lot of other ways to hurt yourself," he said. John Rose/NPR hide caption

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