Bike Lanes Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

A new study from the New York City Department of Transportation shows that streets with painted bike lanes are 40% less dangerous for pedestrians, among other findings.
August 30, 2010, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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A rundown from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign hits some of the highlights.

"Several of the study's findings echo conclusions drawn by the Campaign's recent reports. In particular, DOT's analysis shows that 60 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur on wide "arterials," though they make up only 15 percent of the road network - a key finding of our Dangerous Roads report. And, as with our Older Pedestrians at Risk report, the DOT notes that seniors are disproportionately represented among NYC pedestrian fatalities."

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Published on Monday, August 30, 2010 in Tri-State Transportation Campaign
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