Bronx Pedestrian Deaths Decline: Study

By Madina Toure on February 7, 2014 10:53am 

 Pedestrian deaths fell from 28 in 2011 to 17 in 2012.
Pedestrian deaths fell from 28 in 2011 to 17 in 2012.
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THE BRONX — The number of pedestrian deaths in The Bronx decreased from 2011 to 2012, according to a recent analysis.

In 2012, the most recent year for which data was available, there were 17 pedestrian deaths, compared to 28 deaths in 2011, according to the report by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

The study, which looked at pedestrian deaths in the city from 2010 to 2012, found that Grand Concourse, East Gun Hill Road, White Plains Road and Fordham Road were the most dangerous roads in The Bronx, with four deaths each during the study period.

There were a total of 72 pedestrian deaths in The Bronx over the three-year period.

In 2012, there were 37 pedestrian deaths in Brooklyn, 31 in Manhattan, 38 in Queens and seven on Staten Island, the report found.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to decrease car dependency in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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