Wednesday, February 27, 2013


More pedestrians were killed in traffic fatalities on Ocean Parkway than on any other road in Brooklyn during 2009 through 2011. This week's Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) 2013 report shows a total of six pedestrians killed on Ocean Parkway during 2009, 2010, and 2011--two per year. The next deadliest road in Brooklyn had five pedestrian fatalities during the three-year span.

In 2008, two pedestrians were killed on Ocean Parkway. In 2007, three were killed.

Three of the six deaths during 2009 through 2011 took place on the Kensington portion of Ocean Parkway:
  • A 68-year-old man was killed on Ocean Parkway between Cortelyou Road and Ditmas Avenue on July 15, 2009.
  • A 27-year-old woman was killed on 18th Avenue at Ocean Parkway on November 2, 2010.
  • A 51-year-old man was killed on Ocean Parkway at Beverley Road on June 7, 2011.
TSTC's recommendations for saving lives are pedestrian safety programs and additional "complete streets." The New York City Department of Transportation's "Complete Streets" are designed to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, deliveries, and buses so that they peacefully co-exist.

City Councilmember Brad Lander continues to work with the New York City  Department of Transportation on making repairs and additions to the badly damaged and dangerous nine-lane Prospect Expressway pedestrian crossing at Church Avenue, using funds awarded through Participatory Budgeting.