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Holy shit-- remind us never to walk on Canal Street again. According to this extremely scary crash map put out by Transportation Alternatives, getting hit by a car is almost guaranteed! Transalt compiled the map from stats put our from 1995-2001, so the street may have gotten slightly safer since then (seems unlikely, given what we observe in our daily crossing going down to GothamistHQ.) They also have stats for the other five boroughs. Here's a challenge: can you find a street that's more dangerous than Canal (and Queens Blvd does not count-- it's too easy!) Be careful out there, folks.