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Pedestrian Safety in Brooklyn Heights

2:57 PM EST on December 13, 2006

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Pedestrian injury and fatality data from the Transportation Alternatives Crash Map

A note from Transportation Alternatives putting this morning's pedestrian fatality in Brooklyn Heights in context:

This morning's pedestrian fatality on Henry Street and Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is not an isolated event. According to Transportation Alternatives' Crashstat data, six pedestrians have been hit at the intersection of Henry and Montague Street since 1995. Today's fatality is the seventh.

Between 1995 and 2004, 35 pedestrians total were hit at every intersection along Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. Meanwhile, pedestrians have been hit along the entire length of Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. From the intersection at Cranberry Street to the intersection on Atlantic Avenue, 37 pedestrians were hit by cars.

Two years ago, Transportation Alternatives highlighted the severity of pedestrian crashes along Henry Street on the front page of our magazine. We urged DOT to publicize its own crash maps and use them to analyze the efficacy of traffic calming and other pedestrian safety measures.

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