Transportation Alternatives Maps NYC Pedestrian Crashes
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Transportation Alternatives has created a map of motor vehicle crashes in New York City involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
The system -- called CrashStat -- is an interactive map. So, you can check out your own neighborhood.
The most dangerous neighborhood, by far, is Midtown Manhattan, which has almost double the number of crashes with pedestrians as the next highest neighborhood -- Jamaica, Queens.
Also high on the danger list are Flatbush and Midwood in Brooklyn and the Mt. Eden section of the South Bronx.
The safest neighborhoods for pedestrians are Riverdale, Kingsbridge, the Rockaways, and south shore of Staten Island.
Transportation Alternatives wants the NYPD to enforce traffic laws better, especially speeding, which is the number one cause of fatal crashes on New York City streets.
The organization's Lindsey Ganson says another traffic law that needs to be enforced better is yielding the right-of-way, specifically, cars turning and not stopping for people in the cross walk, which Ganson says is rampant.
Submitted by joseph on December 21, 2011 - 20:11. categories [ ]