Sunday 7 October 2012

Dangerous cycling and walking in New York City

The New York Times reports that

176 pedestrians and bikers were killed in car accidents this year. This number is up from last year's total -- 158 fatalities. Most of these accidents have been attributed to motorists' negligence.  

The executive director of cycling and pedestrian advocacy group Transportation Alternatives believes that drivers are the ones at fault for these tragedies. He notes, "Anyone who walks or bikes across a New York City street knows that motorists are getting away with reckless driving, day in, day out." 

Just the same as London, then...