Interactive map guide to walking safely in NYC


If you live or visit a city like New York walking is one of pleasures the city gives you. Unfortunately it might be also dangerous.  In 2014 there were 11025 pedestrians injured and 133 killed in traffic collisions in NYC. Low firm Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, which specializes in traffic accidents did a cool analysis of the accident data. On the map below you can find all accidents in NYC mapped by year.

Interestingly New York lowered the speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour in late 2014. The effect was really amazing. The number of pedestrian injured dropped by 39% and killed by 35% in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period a year earlier, before the new speed limit took effect.

In terms of timing pedestrian collisions in New York happen most often from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during rush hour when people are heading home from work and school. Incidents also occur in higher numbers during the morning rush hour around 8 a.m. The most dangerous day of the week for pedestrian collisions is Friday extending into the early hours of Saturday morning.

Cool project. Cool data crunching.

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.