Livable communities that support walking are a high priority of the U.S. Department of Transportation. A livable community is one that provides safe and convenient transportation choices to all citizens, whether it's by walking, bicycling, transit, or driving. Each year, unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities comprise about 16 percent of all traffic fatalities with approximately 5,000 pedestrian deaths. Another 65,000 pedestrians are injured in roadway crashes annually. These numbers have been rising recently and this is unacceptable. Pedestrian safety improvements depend on an integrated approach that involves the 4 E's: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Services.