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Study Names Route 1 Most Dangerous Road In Connecticut For Pedestrians

Rachel Sack, of Bethel, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2014 while walking in Danbury. A recent study, "The Region's Most Dangerous Roads for Walking," identified the most dangerous roads in the tri-state region for pedestrian fatalities.
Rachel Sack, of Bethel, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2014 while walking in Danbury. A recent study, "The Region's Most Dangerous Roads for Walking," identified the most dangerous roads in the tri-state region for pedestrian fatalities. Photo Credit: Darien Police Department

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A study conducted by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign called "The Region's Most Dangerous Roads for Walking," identified U.S. Route 1 as the most dangerous road in Connecticut for pedestrian fatalities.

According to the study, 127 people were killed on Connecticut roads from 2012 through 2014.

The study also reported that in Fairfield County there were 31 pedestrian fatalities from 2012 to 2014. And the number is increasing for Fairfield County, with 10 fatalities in 2012, eight in 2013 and 13 in 2014.

The study includes factsheets and maps that identify the locations of pedestrian fatalities and the age and gender of those killed.

In Fairfield County, pedestrians fatalities were reported from 2012 to 2014 in Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Fairfield Greenwich, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk Ridgefield, Stamford, Stratford and Westport.

U.S. Route 1, also known as the Post Road as well as other names, was found to be Connecticut’s most dangerous road for eight consecutive analyses. From 2012 to 2014, 10 pedestrians were killed on this roadway.

In addition to identifying the most dangerous roads, the analysis also offered recommendations for improving pedestrian safety in the state.

Recommendations include implementing pedestrian safety recommendations from existing studies on Route 1, working with municipalities and regional planning agencies to improve pedestrian safety around rail and bus rapid transit stations and integrating walking and biking with transit-oriented development projects.

To read the study, go onto tstc.org .

To view a map of Connecticut Pedestrian Fatalities from 2012 to 2014, click here.

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