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