Three of the Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists are on the Lower East Side

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 at 5:06 am by

One need only peruse the news to notice the uptick in cyclist deaths this summer across the city. So much so that Mayor de Blasio last week announced the “Green Wave” safety initiative. The new $58 million plan will increase NYPD enforcement at one hundred of the most crash-prone intersections and renovate fifty of those.

While Department of Transportation has yet to release the list of most dangerous intersections for cyclists, data aggregator Localize.city found that three of the top ten are found on the Lower East Side. (Data set is based on 2014 to 2018.)

Here are the results:

  1. 6th Avenue and West 23rd Street (21 injuries)
  2. Jay Street and Tillary Street (20 injuries) tied with Atlantic Avenue and Bedford Avenue (20 injuries)
  3. 3rd Avenue and East 14th Street (18 injuries)
  4. Chrystie and Delancey Streets (17 injuries) tied with St. Nicholas Avenue and West 141st Street (17 injuries)
  5. Allen and East Houston Streets (14 injuries) tied with Graham Avenue and Grand Street (14 injuries), and tied with Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue (14 injuries)
  6. Roebling Street and South 4th Street (13 injuries and 1 death)

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