Monthly Archives: August 2010

Cyclist Struck by Taxi at Connecticut and Woodley, NW

Dana writes… I was riding my bike, northbound on CT ave, and I was struck by a taxi cab last Tuesday evening at the intersection of Woodley street. my bike was wrecked, i sustained some injuries and spent most of … Continue reading

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Collisions and Gender

Since the New York Times has published and examined New York’s Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan and highlighted collisions and gender, it seems like a good time to look at DC’s reports on the same. Since NYC and DC … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Safety: Dangerous Intersection

Allison writes: Hi there, I wanted to bring your attention to an unsafe intersection at Florida St. NW and R St. NW. There are a number of people concerned about this intersection, as you can see by the comments here: … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Right of Way in DC

All the talk about the new contraflow bike lanes and signals at 16th, New Hampshire, and U Streets, NW brings to mind another issue at the same intersection: pedestrian right of way. Between New Hampshire and the south west corner … Continue reading

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Accidents by Vehicle Type

More from DDOT’s Traffic Safety Statistics Report 2006-2008. This time, accidents by vehicle type. These are general collision statistics, not specific to pedestrians or cyclists. First: collisions, fatalities, and injuries by vehicle type: Passenger vehicles blow the rest of the … Continue reading

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MPD Pedestrian Statistics

On average, 265 bicycle and 600 pedestrian crashes are reported to the Metropolitan Police Department each year in the District of Columbia. Approximately 2,700 pedestrians and bicyclists are injured every year in the Washington region, and 89 are killed. Pedestrian … Continue reading

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Speaking of Maps: DDOT’s Ped Struck Map, 2008

From DDOT’s Traffic Safety Statistics Report 2006-2008.  Although the span of the report is 2006-2008, the map doesn’t have a designated time frame, so 2008 is an assumption. The image in the report might be slightly larger.

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Cyclist Statistics 2008

Again, statistics are pulled directly from DDOT’s Traffic Safety Statistics Report 2006-2008, a 130-page PDF. Leave a comment if you’d like a copy e-mailed to you. The report doesn’t present statistics in a consistent way, so there is no table … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Statistics 2008

Pedestrian and cyclist accidents in DC have gotten a little attention lately, and it’s been pointed out that statistics would be helpful, rather than just reports from DC Fire/EMS and contributors. Agreed. From DDOT’s Traffic Safety Statistics Report 2006-2008, a … Continue reading

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Cab Hits Cyclist in Dupont Circle

From a Critical Mass event, Bridget writes: Hey just at critical mass. Going through dupont circle cab purposefully hit a cyclist. DCFD on the scene and stopped the cabbie. Check out the tire damage:

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