Earlier today, Transportation Alternatives announced the launch of their new website Crashstat 2.0. The website which will call Crashstat.org its home is the second version of the hugely popular Crashstat website which launched in 2004. The site is considered to be a key resource in finding out what are the most dangerous streets in regards to bicycle & pedestrian crashes. Today’s debut was marked by a press release so here is that entire press release courtesy of Transportation Alternatives:
Crashstat 2.0 Reveals NYC’s most Dangerous Streets
New Website Provides 11 Years of Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Data
Thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are injured or killed on NYC streets every year. With the launch of Transportation Alternatives’ newest web resource, Crashstat 2.0, New Yorkers can identify the most dangerous streets in their neighborhood and work for a safer city. This interactive website allows users to search through 11 years of bicycle and pedestrian crashes on easy-to-use Google Maps. Crashstat 2.0 displays 139,227 pedestrian crashes and 44,942 bike crashes.
Crashstat identifies East 33rd Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan as the intersection with the highest number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities in NYC. The intersections with the most crashes in each borough are:
* Manhattan: Park Avenue and East 33rd Street: 156 crashes
* Brooklyn: Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue: 120 crashes
* The Bronx: East Fordham Road and Webster Avenue: 99 crashes
* Queens: Queens Boulevard and 63rd Road: 72 crashes
* Staten Island: Victory Boulevard and New Dorp Lane: 34 crashes
“Crashstat 2.0 is an indispensable tool for New Yorkers fed up with dangerous streets,” says Paul Steely White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives. “Anyone with an internet connection and a few minutes to spare can go online, research their streets and win stronger safety measures.”
Version 2.0 includes the ability to view crash data by community district, displays community facilities (schools, hospitals, senior centers, etc.) and enables users to search through yearly data between 1995 and 2005. The original version of Crashstat.org ushered in a new era of technology-driven community activism. It launched in 2004 and compiled data from 1997-2002.
Visit the site at crashstat.org.
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