New York City has made a number of efforts to reduce traffic-related injuries in recent years, but many of our intersections remain dangerous, especially for those who travel on bicycles. According to a five-year study conducted by data scientists with Localize.city, the most dangerous intersections for bicyclists in New York City are:
- 6th Avenue & West 23rd Street, Manhattan: There were 21 injuries recorded in this Chelsea intersection over the study period. One reason for the high risk in this crossing is the heavy volume of delivery traffic running along the 23rd Street corridor.
- Jay Street & Tillary Street, Brooklyn: 20 bicycle injuries were recorded in this Downtown Brooklyn crossing. This intersection is a key waypoint for people bicycling over the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
- Atlantic Avenue & Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn: This Crown Heights intersection is a popular biking area, but poor street design has made it dangerous for bikers. 20 accidents were recorded here during the study period.
A dangerous intersection in Queens
The top ten most dangerous intersections were all in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but that doesn’t mean Queens doesn’t have room for improvement in its bicycle safety policies. The study named 58th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside as the most dangerous intersection for bicyclists traveling in Queens. 12 cyclists were injured in this intersection during the study period.
Help for the injured
For those who have been injured, improvements to safety measures are “too little, too late.” What injury victims need to move on is experienced legal guidance as they seek compensation for their medical bills, wage loss and other hardships. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help them overcome these legal and financial challenges.