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Pedestrian Crashes

Transportation Nation

How Many Deaths Does It Take to Redesign an Intersection?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

WNYC

A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.

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Transportation Nation

Queens Man Dies at 'Dangerous' Richmond Hill Intersection

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A nearby resident, who says he has seen a number of collisions in the area, says people know not to jaywalk across Atlantic Avenue.

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Transportation Nation

Mean Streets: Who Is Dying in Traffic Crashes and Why

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More than half of the 27 pedestrians killed by cars in New York City this year died on major roadways. That’s just one of the findings of a new WNYC analysis of traffic deaths.
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Transportation Nation

Girl Gone: Anatomy Of a New York City Pedestrian Death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC
The account of the collision that took Allison Liao is part of a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes, and why.
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Transportation Nation

Pedestrian Deaths Drop Nationally

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Following a three-year uptick, preliminary data indicates the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes may now be on the decline.

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Transportation Nation

Families Coalesce to Push Beyond De Blasio's 'Vision Zero' Plan

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Parents whose children were killed or maimed by vehicles make an emotional plea on City Hall Steps to strengthen the mayor's plan.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Speed Cameras Reducing Crashes: Study

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WAMU

D.C.'s speed cameras are successfully slowing down drivers and reducing crashes and related injuries, according to a study of 87 existing camera locations by the District Department of Transportation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Not So Safe To Cross

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A new study on pedestrian and cyclist injuries in New York City reports that the majority of pedestrians struck are in a crosswalk at the time of collision. Matt FlegenheimerNew York Times reporter, discusses the study's findings, and Charles Komanoff, transport economist and director of the Carbon Tax Center, joins the conversation.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pedestrian Danger; NCAA; Stuy-Town; Childhood in NYC

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A new study found that the majority of pedestrians struck in New York City were hit while in a crosswalk. Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times explains the other findings on driver, cyclist and pedestrian safety. Plus: New York Magazine's Will Leitch on Kevin Ware's injury and the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice; Charles Bagli discusses his new book on the financial collapse of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village; and your calls on childhood in New York.

New Jersey News

For Those Making Less, A Greater Chance of Being Hit by Cars

Monday, May 14, 2012

WNYC

In Newark, roughly 500 pedestrians are struck by cars each year. It’s one of just two dozen cities across the country singled out by the federal government as a pedestrian safety focus city. Experts say that's not an anomaly: there's a statistical correlation between high-poverty neighborhoods and the likelihood of being hit by a car.

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