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Brooklyn’s most dangerous intersections mapped

A new map by Localize.city shows the 20 most dangerous one-lane intersections in NYC and eight are in Brooklyn, with injury hotspots on both sides of the Williamsburg Bridge.

The report was compiled using stats from January 2013 and January 2018 to see where the most injuries for cyclists and pedestrians occurred; approx. 40 percent of NYC intersections have single lane streets.

“Over the past five years, nearly 8 percent of pedestrian and cyclist injuries or fatalities caused by traffic crashes occurred in single-lane intersections,” according to data scientist Israel Schwartz. “These intersections can be troublesome to those traversing them on a daily basis.”

Williamsburg has a cluster of perilous single-lane intersection and the study notes that 16 cyclists were injured over the course of five years just within a few blocks of the Williamsburg Bridge.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle complied a list of all of the intersections in Brooklyn that are identified in the report:

Newkirk Avenue and Argyle Road (four injured pedestrians, three injured cyclists);

Newkirk Avenue and Rugby Road (four injured pedestrians, two injured cyclists);

South Fourth and Keap streets (two injured pedestrians, five injured cyclists);

South Third and Havemeyer streets (four injured pedestrians, five injured cyclists);

Hooper and South Fifth streets, (two injured pedestrians, four injured cyclists);

Sterling Place and Kingston Avenue (five injured pedestrians, two injured cyclists);

Lawrence and Willoughby streets (five injured pedestrians, two injured cyclists);

Smith and Wyckoff streets (two injured pedestrians, four injured cyclists).

 

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