It was just a week ago when a cyclist was killed on McGuinness Boulevard in a deadly week for cyclists, and on Monday morning 30-year-old Brooklyn resident Em Samolewicz was the 18th cyclists to die this year in NYC after getting hit by a commercial vehicle near the intersection Third Avenue and 36th Street in Brooklyn.
Mayor de Blasio introduced the $58 million “Green Wave” plan last week in response to the rise in bike fatalities and the plan includes redesigning 50 dangerous intersections, which have yet to be identified.
Using public data Localize.city identified the 10 most dangerous NYC intersections with the most reported injuries and fatalities during 2014 – 2018, curbed reports. Two Williamsburg intersections made the list:
Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street (Chelsea), 21 injuries
Jay Street and Tillary Street (Downtown Brooklyn), 20 injuries (tied)
Atlantic Avenue and Bedford Avenue (Crown Heights), 20 injuries (tied)
Third Avenue and East 13th Street (East Village), 18 injuries
Chrystie Street and Delancey Street (Lower East Side), 17 injuries (tied)
St. Nicholas Avenue and West 141st Street (Harlem), 17 injuries (tied)
Allen Street and East Houston Street (Lower East Side), 14 injuries (tied)
Graham Avenue and Grand Street (Williamsburg), 14 injuries (tied)
Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue (Downtown Brooklyn), 14 injuries (tied)
Roebling Street & South 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn – 13 injuries, 1 death