Comment 101957

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted June 03, 2014 at 07:32:22 in reply to Comment 101947

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.

Those numbers are useless without context. What percentage of the fatalities occurred on all major streets, and what portion of the road network do those streets represent? Do major two-way and one-way streets have the same density of pedestrian activity?

The report in the link doesn't address these questions directly, but here is an interesting hint:

Arterial streets account for ~60% of pedestrian fatalities but only 15% of the road network

Which is to say that most of the arterial streets are two-way, not one-way. So it's no surprise that 78% of the fatalities occurred on the 80% of the major arteries which are two-way, no?

Comment edited by moylek on 2014-06-03 07:32:40

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