Still At Risk: Pedestrian Safety in New Jersey

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

"New Jersey had 153 pedestrian fatalities in 2004, up 4 percent from the previous year, but still down from the 177 deaths in 2002. The state made pedestrian and bicyclist safety a transportation priority beginning in the mid-1990's with the publication of the New Jersey Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. But a ten-year look at the trend in pedestrian fatalities reveals no perceptible reduction in pedestrian deaths, even as Census data shows fewer New Jersey residents walking...

"Relative to other states, New Jersey continues to be among the most dangerous for walkers. In 2004, pedestrians made up more than 1 in 5 of New Jersey's total traffic fatalities, a rate third highest behind New York and Hawaii. This report provides various recommendations for improving the pedestrian environment."

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