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New York’s Deadliest Roads for Pedestrians, Borough by Borough


On Wednesday, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign released its annual list “The Most Dangerous Roads for Walking.” The non-profit advocacy group analyzed data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System in twelve downstate New York counties between 2010 to 2012 to produce the rankings.

There was a big upset this year: Suffolk County’s Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike) unseated Nassau County’s Route 24 (Hempstead Turnpike), for the dubious title of Downstate New York’s Deadliest Road. (Jericho Turnpike claimed 16 lives to Hempstead Turnpike’s 12.) Manhattan’s Broadway came in third. Nine New York City roads made the overall list.

See also: It’s Too Easy to Kill Pedestrians in New York City

The deadliest roads in New York City are:

1. BROADWAY, Manhattan, 9 deaths

2. WOODHAVEN BOULEVARD, Queens, 8 deaths

3. SECOND AVENUE, Manhattan, 7 deaths

4. Tie, 6 deaths


SEVENTH AVE, Manhattan

5. Four way tie, 5 deaths

FIRST AVE, Manhattan

OCEAN PKWY, Brooklyn




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The group also ranked the deadliest roads, borough by borough [

The Bronx

The Bronx saw 72 pedestrian fatalities, borough-wide, from 2010-2012. East Gun Hill Road, Fordham Road, Grand Concourse and White Plains Road were the Bronx’s most dangerous roads for walkers; each saw four deaths over the course of two years.


There were 123 pedestrians killed in Brooklyn between 2010 and 2012. The most dangerous road, with six fatalities, was Flatbush Avenue, followed by Ocean Parkway where five were killed. Atlantic Avenue, Avenue J, Bedford Avenue, Eastern Parkway saw four deaths each.


Eighty nine pedestrians were killed in Manhattan between 2010 and 2012. Most (nine, total) were killed on Broadway, followed by Second Avenue with seven deaths. First and Seventh Avenues saw six deaths each.


115 pedestrians were struck and killed in Queens between 2010 and 2012. Most of those deaths (eight) occurred on Woodhaven Boulevard. Northern Boulevard, Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike saw five deaths a piece.

Staten Island

There were 21 pedestrians killed in Staten Island between 2010 and 2012. The most dangerous roads for walkers, with two pedestrians killed on each, were Forest Avenue, Port Richmond Avenue, Richmond Avenue and Victory Boulevard.


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