The Dangers of Crossing Delancey
The dangers of crossing Delancey, at pretty much every intersection, is a subject the local blogosphere has covered in depth. In fact, just over a week ago, a man was carted away in an ambulance after being struck in the intersection of Allen and Delancey. Today the Daily News has an “exclusive” on the subject, proving that the junction of Essex is the most dangerous.
In the last dozen years, there have been 523 motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of Essex and Delancey Sts. – 134 involving pedestrians and bicyclists – according to figures for 1998 to 2010 obtained from the state Department of Transportation.
A spokesman for the city Department of Transportation said steps have been taken to make Delancey and Essex Sts. safer and more are planned.
“The agency added a leading pedestrian interval at Essex and Delancey in 2008, giving pedestrians exclusive time to cross the street ahead of turning vehicles,” DOT spokesman Monty Dean said in a statement. “Pedestrian countdown signals will [also] be installed, helping pedestrians to avoid being caught in the crosswalk when the light changes.”
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