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New York's Scariest Streets for Pedestrians

Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 07:58 AM

A memorial painted on a street in Queens where a pedestrian was killed (rightofwaynyc/flickr)

A new report finds that Broadway in Manhattan is New York City's deadliest street for pedestrians.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign looked at pedestrian deaths between 2010 and 2012. Of the 420 pedestrian deaths in the city, nine people were killed on Broadway.

The report also found:

  • Manhattan had 89 pedestrian deaths borough-wide. Second Avenue was the second-deadliest street, with seven fatalities.
  • The Bronx had 72 pedestrian deaths, with the deadliest roadways Fordham Road, East Gun Hill Road, White Plains Road and Grand Concourse.
  • Brooklyn had 123, with the most on Flatbush Avenue.
  • Queens had 115, with the most on Woodhaven Blvd.
  • 21 people were hit and killed on Staten Island.
  • Nassau and Suffolk Counties had 88 and 122 pedestrian deaths, respectively.

The deadliest road in the tri-state area was Jericho Turnpike in Suffolk County, with 16 fatalities in three years.

 

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Comments [2]

Kari Sinkko

So for 115 years we haven't yet found a way to stop cars hitting people? If people know how to hit a ball, perhaps it's the same with hitting people, we just need to learn the opposite.

Feb. 07 2014 07:59 PM
AMHess from Harlem

It's meaningless to label Broadway Manhattan's deadliest Street--it's also its longest. To have a meaningful comparison, the statistics need to be given in fatalities per mile.

Feb. 07 2014 04:34 PM

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