Plotting Downtown Traffic Deaths

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit.


A new study of pedestrian fatilities in New York pinpoints the danger zones downtown.

The report by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign analyzes traffic fatality data for the entire region, showing details of each death in the three years from 2010 to 2012.

According to the group, 26 pedestrians died from traffic accidents below 23rd Street during that period, with many of the deaths clustered around Union Square and in the lower East Side. The totals for the period don’t include a number of fatilities in recent months — deaths that have galvanized the city and spurred renewed calls for changes in safety laws.

On the group’s map, blue dots represent the deaths of adults between the ages of 16 and 59, pink is for seniors 60 years old, and green dots represent fatalities under the age of 16.

To view the map yourself, go to tstc.org.

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