The first report
came this past Wendesday from A Tri-State Transportation Campaign about pedestrian fatality in NJ in 2010.
Unfortunately 140 pedestrians and 13 cyclist where killed in 2010 (17 less pedestrians and only 1 less cyclist than in 2009).
Route 130 in Burlington County was ranked as NJ's most dangerous rd. Route 9 was also also a fatality hot spot in several counties.
The group hopes that this new analysis will encourage state and local leaders to press for increased funding for pedestrian and bicycling projects.
(County fact sheets showing the most dangerous routes for walking are also available. The fact sheets also include an interactive Google Map showing the locations of each pedestrian fatality, with descriptive details for each victim killed on the county’s most dangerous route or routes.
The full report, as well as county fact sheets and Google Maps can be found at www.tstc.org/reports/danger11/ )
Sadly this past Saturday night in our town Lakewood, NJ, two teenagers were struck by a car when walking in the area of New Hampshire Avenue and Locust Avenue. The 2 were rushed to the hospital. One of the Juvenile's injuries were listed as serious. Many busy roads are very dark in our town as in other relatively small but busy towns. It takes about 3 seconds to put on a reflective belt
. Please everyone prevent tragedy and wear a reflector.