Broadway in Manhattan has been deemed NYC’s most dangerous road for pedestrians, according to an analysis of federal data by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. 9 of the city’s 420 pedestrian deaths from 2010 to 2012 occurred on Broadway, 7 of them occurring on or above 99th Street.
Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens is the 2nd most dangerous road for pedestrians in NYC, with 8 deaths over the same two-year period.
In 2014 alone, 2 pedestrians have unfortunately been killed on Broadway, one of which includes a 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed a block from West 97th and Broadway.
Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn is the most dangerous for pedestrians in that borough, with 6 fatalities over the time period. Ocean Parkway, Atlantic Avenue, Avenue J, Bedford Avenue, and Eastern Parkway are the next most dangerous roads in Brooklyn.
In the Bronx, East Gun Hill Road, Fordham Road, Grand Concourse, and White Plain Road all saw 4 fatalities from 2010 to 2012.
On Staten Island, Forest Avenue, Port Richmond Avenue, Richmond Avenue, and Victory Avenue all saw 2 deaths during the same two-year period.
Brooklyn is the city’s most dangerous borough for pedestrians, with 123 deaths in the two-year period, followed by Queens with 115 deaths, then Manhattan with 89, the Bronx with 72, and finally Staten Island with 21 pedestrian deaths.
50% of pedestrian fatalities in downstate New York occur on arterial roads, where there is two or more lanes of traffic and the speed limit is often 40mph.
With the amount of pedestrian deaths on the rise in NYC, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed last month to improve conditions at the city’s 50 most dangerous intersections in order to increase pedestrian safety.
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