2006 Pedestrian Fatality Numbers from DOT

DOT’s press office sends along the 2006 pedestrian fatality numbers for New York City along with a couple other years for context. The official count for 2006 is up from 2005 but a bit lower than Transportation Alternatives’ number:

 Year        Fatalities

1994     —       223
2005     —       156
2006     —       166

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