Cyclists and Elderly Also At Risk on New York City's Streets

New York City's broad study of years of traffic and crash data have given new insight to the city's transportation safety problems. Cyclists and the elderly are especially vulnerable, according to the report.

The New York Times reviews the report to bring a few more nuggets of stats on safety in the city. Other cities are calling for similar studies to help assess safety issues.

"* Residents of New York who are 65 or older make up 12 percent of the city's population, but they accounted for 38 percent of the pedestrian deaths that were studied.

* Elderly Asian-American residents of the city had a fatality rate twice the average of all residents over the age of 65, according to the report. That group, the study said, 'tend to be clustered in high-density, high traffic neighborhoods (Chinatown, Flushing, Jackson Heights) with generally acknowledged pedestrian safety challenges.'"

Full Story: More Accident Data: Cyclists and the Elderly, Beware

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Wrong "Cyclist" Term

The term "cyclist" is misleading and causes reference to bicyclists, which is incorrect as the article specifically identifies motorcyclist. Please correct.

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