12 May 2014

Study: Where Are Bicyclists and Pedestrians Injured on New York Streets?

The New York Times has published detailed maps of where bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents occur most often on New York streets. The maps are based on police reports of traffic accidents from August 2011 to December 2013, compiled by John Krauss.

Veronica Vanterpool, director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, states: “A lot of [New York’s] roadways were designed just as conduits for cars, but now more people want to walk and bike.” In order to eliminate pedestrian deaths in NYC, Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to overcome the volatile mix of hurried drivers, distracted walkers, and fast-moving bicyclists.

According to the maps, the most injuries citywide have occurred in the heart of Brooklyn, at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue. Further data shows:

  • The second-most common injury hot spot is Amesterdam Avenue and 12th Street in Manhattan.
  • The third-most injuries occurred at Eight Avenue and 34th Street – which is also the area where pedestrians are most likely to be struck by a taxi or bus.
  • The most bicycle accident injuries have occurred at Allen Street and Delancey Street in Manhattan, where traffic from the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges crosses.

If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident in New York City, please contact Weiser & Associates today or call (212) 213-3111 for a free consultation. We represent injured accident victims in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County, New York.