Broadway is most dangerous for pedestrians, report says

Broadway is the most dangerous road for pedestrians, but pedestrian deaths have decreased in New York City, a new report says. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Broadway is the most dangerous road for pedestrians, but pedestrian fatalities have decreased overall in New York City, a new report says. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

A new report shows that Broadway, running through Manhattan and The Bronx, is the most dangerous roadway for pedestrians with a total of 17 deaths over a three-year period, The Daily News reports.

It gets worse further up north, with most of the accidents occurring above 96th Street. Only one pedestrian died south of 96th Street, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign report. The implementation of pedestrian plazas and lane closures has made Broadway safer south of 96th Street, the campaign’s executive director explained.

Still, the city is safer overall for pedestrians, with the number of pedestrian fatalities down by 27 percent.

The report breaks down data for every county in the tri-state region. Other dangerous roads in the city include Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan and Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens, both with seven fatalities over a three-year period, and Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn with six fatalities.


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