Monday, August 9, 2010

Mapping out pedestrian accidents in the city

There's a cool piece on DCist today with a map showing July pedestrian traffic accidents around the city, and there's a fair amount in our area -- specifically on Irving Street around 14th and then around Georgia. This isn't every crash in the city, just the ones that DC Fire & EMS Twittered about, but still, gives you an idea.

Most of the accidents happened during the day, which makes me wonder why. Maybe that's when the crossing guards are gone? In any case, if this is a trend, then it's worrisome.


View D.C. Pedestrian/Cycling Accidents - July 2010 in a larger map

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I doubt that the crossing guards make accidents less likely. I honestly wonder if they aren't doing more harm than good in terms of getting traffic moving efficiently and safely.

I am also surprised by the lack of accidents at either 14th & U or Thomas Circle - those both feel like deathtraps when I'm on my bike!