New data from the final quarter of 2021 confirms that 2021 was the deadliest year on New York City streets since 2013. With 73 fatalities between October and December, crashes killed 273 people total in 2021, a 33 percent increase over 2018, the safest year in New York City’s recent history. From 2014 to 2021, crashes killed 1,885 people across the five boroughs.

“We cannot let another year go by with traffic violence killing a record number of New Yorkers,” said Danny Harris, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives.

“Unfortunately just this past week, drivers have killed pedestrians in Manhattan and teenagers in Brooklyn and Queens. Our leaders must use every tool available to address this preventable public health crisis. We are encouraged by Mayor Adams and Commissioner Rodriguez’s commitments to redesign intersections and upgrade protected bike lanes because Vision Zero at its core must focus on street design.”

Church Avenue in Flatbush is nearly empty of cars in mid-afternoon on March 26. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle New data from the final quarter of 2021 confirms that 2021 was the deadliest year on New York City streets since 2013. With 73 fatalities between October and December, crashes killed […]

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