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TSTC Names the Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians

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A new report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign names five New York City streets among the region’s 10 most dangerous roads for pedestrians, based on the number of fatalities from 2005 to 2007. Making the list were: Third Avenue, Manhattan: 10 fatalities Broadway, Manhattan: 10 fatalities Grand Central Parkway, Queens: 9 fatalities Hylan Boulevard, Staten […]

TSTC: Five City Streets Rank as Region’s Most Dangerous for Walking

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Nine pedestrians were killed on Third Ave. in Manhattan between 2006 and 2008. Streets in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island continue to be among the most dangerous in the region for pedestrians, says a new report from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. According to a TSTC analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data from 2006 […]

TSTC: Downstate Roads Rank Poorly for Senior Pedestrian Safety

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Just days after 81-year-old Luis Ruiz was fatally struck by two drivers on Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has released a report showing that his death is not an aberration. Between 2008 and 2010, 435 pedestrians aged 60 or older were killed in collisions with cars in New Jersey, Connecticut and downstate […]

Today’s Non-Primary Headlines

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Bloomberg Gets in on the Jay Walder Compensation Antics, Prompting Brodsky Lecture (NYT) In NYC, Biking to School Is Not a Crime; In Fact, Some Schools Are Into It (City Room) Obama Admin Proposes New Fuel Efficiency Rules (NYT, Streetsblog Capitol Hill) In Dutchess County They’re Dying to See East River Bridge Tolls (Poughkeepsie Journal) […]

Manhattan Streets Especially Deadly for Seniors

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TSTC stats compiled from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and US Census data Older pedestrians face a disproportionate risk of death in Manhattan and other downstate New York areas, according to a new study by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Though senior fatality rates are high across the region — people aged 65 and older accounted […]