Sunday, February 17, 2008

Google Map Shows Running Count of Bicyclists and Pedestrians Struck By Automobiles

Thanks to the ongoing research performed by Rutgers Interns at the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center we are now able to track newspaper and internet reports of bicyclists and pedestrians involved in motor vehicle crashes in 2008.

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Ground Zero so far: Toms River Township with 4 pedestrians killed since early January.

Pedestrian Killed at Featured Intersection

On Valentines day a 62 YO woman was killed at the intersection of Levitt Parkway and US 130 in Willingboro crossing into Edgewater Park at Levitt Parkway. The article was featured in the Camden Courier Post, of course the story was never followed up and we may never know the victims name.

This intersection was featured in a November 2006 posting Jersey Barriers Blocking Pedestrians

The current intersection note the hyper-extended Jersey barrier (which forces pedestrians into the green lighted traffic) and the occupied bus stop.

Simple safety improvements, removing the extra barrier, adding countdown signals, crosswalks, creating a pedestrian refuge in the center of the road, adding sidewalks.