Walk the Walk

Connecting Senior Pedestrian Safety to Seniors in New York City
Source: Transportation Alternatives

In this study Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) identifies dangerous intersections, streets and walking zones of particular use to seniors, and aims to transform them into places that are safe and enjoyable for seniors.

T.A. examines specifically the neighborhoods of Lower East Manhattan within the boundaries of Council District 2. T.A. seeks to augment New York City's Department of Transportation (DOT) Safe Streets for Seniors program. The current DOT program defines senior pedestrian safety improvement areas by examining crash statistics where pedestrian seniors are hit by vehicles and suffer a fatality or sustain serious injuries. While the newly adopted initiative is a good starting point with its 25 improvement areas, T.A. recommends identifying improvement areas that relate more directly to where seniors live and walk.

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