New York is a dangerous place to move around in. And while much has recently been made of the risks of riding the rails, other means of transportation are quite dangerous too. Like walking down the street.

We've known for quite some time that being a pedestrian in the city is dangerous (and that being a driver is a great way to get away with murder) but a new report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign put the dangers of walking down the street in stark relief. According to them, between 2009 and 2011 there were 451 pedestrian fatalities in the five boroughs (80 in the Bronx, 132 in Brooklyn, 93 in Manhattan, 125 in Queens, and 21 in Staten Island). Interestingly, that puts the average number of pedestrian deaths in the city just ahead of the average number of subway accidents (and well above the average number of subway deaths).

So where are all these fatalities happening? On Broadway (which might not be so surprising considering that particular road's length). According to Tri-State, the Great White Way is the second deadliest street in the region, with 12 fatalities between 2009-2011—almost all occurring above 96th Street. The only deadlier street is Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County with 14 fatalities. But don't take our word for it. They've made maps of all the fatalities in the five boroughs for you to peruse. Here's Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. They make a nice companion to Transportation Alternative's great, but not updated, CrashStat map:




The Bronx:

Staten Island:

Depressing, eh? So please, be safe out there and listen to your mother the DOT: Look both ways before you cross the street!