The NYC DOT has recently released a document that shows the 20 intersections with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in the city. The document also shows what the city is doing to remedy the problem.
West 57th and 8th Avenue in Manhattan was at the top of the list. It has seen 8 pedestrians who were seriously injured or killed from 2007 to 2011. That street’s intersections with 6th Avenue and 3rd Avenue are also on the list, both with five fatalities from 2007 to 2011.
Webster Avenue at East Gun Hill Road saw 6 fatalities in the same time period and is one of three intersections targeted for greater speed enforcement by the NYPD. Neptune Avenue at Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn saw 6 fatalities. In the Bronx, Albany Crescent and Bailey Avenue saw 5 fatalities in this time period.
Many of the city’s recommendations to rectify the problems have been completed or are in progress.
Part of Vision Zero entails targeting the 50 most dangerous areas for pedestrians in the city.
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