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pedestrian deaths map capital region 2000-2009

A screengrab from the map of pedestrian deaths in the Capital Region.

There were 92 pedestrian fatalities in the Capital Region from the years 2000-2009, according to a report out this week from a transportation advocacy org.

The Capital Region had one of the lower fatality rates in the state -- 1.1 deaths per 100,000 people. Of the four core counties, Albany had the highest pedestrian fatality rate at 1.3 deaths per 100,000 people.

Transportation America's report also includes a map of the pedestrian deaths. Of the 92 deaths reported in the Capital Region, 13 of them occurred along Route 5, according to the map.

[via @omarjpeters and @AbbyThyme]

map: Transportation America

Comments

Probably because this is the slowest driving area on the face of the earth, drives me nuts

That map is gruesomely interesting.

Perhaps Albany PD should pick up its enforcement of jaywalking laws (if there are any in Albany). People are always walking in traffic mid-block narrowly missing cars, especially on Central.

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