A new study by home-search platform localize.city has revealed the borough's most dangerous intersections, warning Brooklyn cyclists to be particularly careful in Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg.
For the report, Localize.city analyzed every intersection in NYC and evaluated the relative safety of each one based on bicycle injuries and fatalities, for a five-year period through 2018.
"Experts and the city already know where the dangerous intersections are and what makes them so unsafe," said Localize.city urban planner Sam Sklar. "If you're thinking about taking up cycling you should know if the intersections and streets near your home are dangerous."
The study comes amid a wave of fatal bicycle accidents that have killed 18 New Yorkers this year so far, with 13 of them in Brooklyn.
In response to the surge in fatalities and injuries, Mayor Bill de Blasio's recently unveiled his "Green Wave" bicycle plan, a $58 million initiative that will ramp up NYPD enforcement at the 100-most crash-prone intersections, renovate 50 intersections with turn-calming treatments and re-design areas where fatalities occur. The NYC Department of Transportation has not yet disclosed which intersections will fall into these lists and will share more details as they become available, officials said.
And these are Brooklyn's most dangerous intersections:
- Atlantic Avenue and Bedford Avenue, Crown Heights: 20 injured.
- Jay and Tillary Streets, Downtown Brooklyn: 20 injured.
- Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn: 14 injured.
- Graham Avenue and Grand Street, Williamsburg: 14 injured.
- Roebling Street and South Fourth Street, Williamsburg: one dead, 13 injured.
- Ashland Place and Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene: 13 injured.
- Bushwick Avenue & Grand Street, Williamsburg: 13 injured.
- Dekalb Avenue and South Portland Avenue: 13 injured.
- Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, Flatbush: 11 injured.
- Fifth Avenue and Bergen Street, Park Slope: 11 injured.