New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan

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New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan

Post by MSI » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:36 pm

Aug 16, 2010: The first, unprecedented, Pedestrian Safety Report and Action Plan examines over 7,000 records of crashes that have caused serious injuries or fatalities to pedestrians, and indentifies underlying causes. DOT will use this data to inform the work the agency does to reduce traffic fatalities and make New York City streets safe for everyone.
Key Findings
  • 2009 was the safest year on record in New York City history.
    Traffic fatalities in 2009 were down by 35% from 2001.
    NYC’s traffic fatality rate is about a quarter of the national rate and less than half the rate in the next 10 largest U.S. cities.
    Traffic crashes cost the City’s economy $4.29 billion annually.
    Pedestrians are 10 times more likely to die than a motor vehicle occupant in the event of a crash.
    Pedestrians accounted for 52% of traffic fatalities from 2005-2009.
    Driver inattention was cited in nearly 36% of crashes resulting in pedestrians killed or seriously injured.
    27% of fatal pedestrian crashes involved driver failure to yield.
    Pedestrian-vehicle crashes involving unsafe speeds are twice as deadly as other crashes.
    Serious pedestrian crashes are about two-thirds deadlier on major street corridors than on smaller local streets.
    Most New Yorkers do not know the city’s standard speed limit is 30 m.p.h.
    80% of crashes that kill or seriously injure pedestrians involve male drivers.
    79% of crashes that kill or seriously injure pedestrians involve private vehicles, not taxis, trucks and buses.
    Serious pedestrian crashes are about two-thirds deadlier on major street corridors than on smaller local streets.
    Manhattan has four times as many pedestrian killed or severely injured per mile of street compared to the other four boroughs.
    43% of pedestrians killed in Manhattan lived in other boroughs or outside New York City.
The New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan

NY Times article Deadliest for Walkers: Male Drivers, Left Turns
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Re: New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan

Post by brian » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:02 pm

August 18, 2010: Some additional coverage/insight into the NY City Study:
For Women Who Drive, the Stereotypes Die Hard
Among the many findings of a city traffic study released on Monday was that 80 percent of all crashes in a five-year period in which pedestrians were seriously injured or killed involved men who were driving.
The males of the species are not only more dangerous as drivers, they are more likely to be hurt while walking, the city’s study found.
See the full article: For Women Who Drive, the Stereotypes Die Hard
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Re: New York City Pedestrian Safety Study & Action Plan

Post by brian » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:47 pm

Sept 27, 2012: NY Times: Deaths Rise for Drivers, Bikers and Walkers on NYC Streets
Traffic fatalities from July 2011 through June 2012 were up 23 percent to 291 from the prior year 236. It was the first increase since 2007, when there were 310 traffic fatalities,
From the Mayor's Management Report (MMR) we post up the Transportation report
  • 176 cyclists or pedestrians were killed in crashes, up from 158 the previous year.
  • 115 deaths were motorists or their passengers, up from 78 the prior year
  • speeding, driving while intoxicated, and running red lights or stop signs accounted for a combined 54 percent of motorist or passenger fatalities
  • The Mayor's Management Report (MMR), which is mandated by the City Charter, serves as a public report card on City services affecting New Yorkers. The MMR is released twice a year. The Preliminary MMR provides an early update of how the City is performing four months into the fiscal year. The final MMR, published each September, looks retrospectively at the City's prior fiscal year performance.
See the full article Deaths Rise for Drivers, Bikers and Walkers on NYC Streets
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