(PIX11) — With the City Council set to vote on 17 sweeping traffic safety laws Thursday, attention has turned to the intersections and roadways where New Yorkers are most in danger of being struck or killed.
More than 220,000 pedestrians and bicyclists and have been hurt and more than 2,000 have died between 1995 and 2009, according to CrashStat.
Using crash data from the Department of Transportation and funds from the NY State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, CrashStat was created by the advocacy group Transportation Alternative. It aims to highly danger spots in the city using an interactive map of all pedestrian and bicyclist crashes.
It paints a picture of dangerous roadways, perils that Mayor Bill de Blasio has targeted with his Vision Zero plan to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist deaths.
Click here to use the map — enter an address to see how many crashes have occurred at that location and the contributing factors that caused them.