The United States Department of Transportation is offering big bucks to keep pedestrians safe.
Monday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the initiative called "Everyone is a Pedestrian."
Foxx said the campaign is making $2-million in pedestrian safety grants available to cities with the highest rate of pedestrian deaths.
"This is something that impacts all of us," said Foxx.
"Whether you are walking to your car from the office, taking a morning jog, or crossing the street to say hello to your neighbor, at some point in the day we are all pedestrians," he said.
According to recent data more than 4,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2011. This is an eight percent increase since 2009.
States have until August 30th to apply for the money.