The pedestrian, bicyclist and sensible transportation advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has just launched a new website, Crash Maps: CrashStat 2.0, which maps intersections and streets where pedestrians and bicyclists have been hit by vehicles. It's an updated version of their previous map, and when the information is presented different depending on how closely you zoom into the map. For instance, at one level, it shows crashes (those with injuries as well as the fatal ones) by community district, and at another, you can see the amount of crashes at the intersections.
At the CrashStat website, the ten worst intersections in each borough are listed; here are the top ones:
- Manhattan: Park Avenue and East 33rd Street: 156 crashes
- Brooklyn: Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue: 120 crashes
- The Bronx: East Fordham Road and Webster Avenue: 99 crashes
- Queens: Queens Boulevard and 63rd Road: 72 crashes
- Staten Island: Hylan Boulevard and New Dorp Lane: 34 crashes
The map is still a work-in-progress (here are known issues and additions to come), so Transportation Alternatives urges people to give their feedback.