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Project Dates
07/01/2005 - 04/30/2007
Principal Investigators
Project Status

According to the NYMTC Safety Advisory Working Group (SAWG), pedestrian fatalities represent approximately 50% of all fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes in New York City and 20% in the suburban counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland. The UTRC research team will provide the SAWG with an overview perspective of pedestrian safety issues, reflecting studies completed to date and efforts underway by each of NYMTC's member agencies. Therefore, this study will assist the SAWG by identifying the existing pedestrian safety activities of its members, documenting the status of efforts to assess pedestrian safety investment needs, and compiling a sourcebook of pedestrian safety technologies and strategies in use in the region and around the nation. The results of this study are intended to be used by the SAWG in developing recommendations on how NYMTC can best assist its member jurisdictions in developing and implementing effective strategies to reduce the number and severity of pedestrian accidents at the street level (i.e. sidewalks, crosswalks, highways and bridges).