Comment 101947

By IRC22 (registered) | Posted June 03, 2014 at 00:51:56

According to the New York City Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan, major two-way streets account for 47% of pedestrian fatalities in Manhattan but only make up 12% of the road network.

The Park Avenue Tunnel at 33rd Street was one of the top pedestrian crash locations in the city from 1996-2007, averaging 12 pedestrian crashes per year. The city converted the tunnel to one-way operation in 2008 and the intersection saw a dramatic drop in both pedestrian injury crashes (100%) and all injury crashes (74%).

See: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pd...

There is a strong possibility that injury accidents in Hamilton would increase if the streets were converted to two-way. Anybody who completely dismisses that possibility isn’t being honest and/or has been misled at some point in this debate.

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