It’s not just cyclists getting killed on NYC’s streets

Cyclists mourn the loss of a 33-year-old woman fatally struck by a delivery truck while riding her bicycle on June 24, in New York City.
Cyclists mourn the loss of a 33-year-old woman fatally struck by a delivery truck while riding her bicycle on June 24, in New York City.
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Cyclists mourn the loss of a 33-year-old woman fatally struck by a delivery truck while riding her bicycle on June 24, in New York City.

It’s not just cyclists getting killed on NYC’s streets

Mapping traffic-related fatalities in the five boroughs.
August 18, 2019

An uptick in cyclist deaths across New York City has prompted an eruption of protests for the 19 people – nine more than all of last year – who have been killed while riding bicycles, mostly struck by cars and semitrailers. But an average of seven times more pedestrians have died than cyclists since 2013, according to data from the New York City Department of Transportation. The majority of these deaths, especially in the outer boroughs, aren’t reported in the media.

Here are the latest pedestrian, motorist and cyclist fatalities across the five boroughs, as of the end of July.

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Image Credit: 
Graph by Aaron Aniton; New York City Department of Transportation

Erica Scalise
is an editorial intern at City & State.
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