Interactive Map: Pedestrian Deaths in Bergen County
Fourteen pedestrians were killed across the county in 2011.
Fourteen pedestrians were killed on Bergen County roadways in 2011, according to a new report issued by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.
In Bergen County, Route 17 and Essex Street in Hackensack were ranked as "most dangerous" by the campaign. Route 17 saw one pedestrian death each year from 2009 to 2011. Three pedestrians were killed on Essex Street in 2011, the report said.
The 14 pedestrians killed on Bergen roads in 2011 was a slight decline from 15 deaths in 2010, according to the study.
"The analysis found that arterial roads – roads with two or more lanes in each direction that are designed to accommodate vehicle speeds of 40 mph or higher – are the most deadly for pedestrians, with almost 60 percent of pedestrian deaths in Connecticut, New Jersey and downstate New York occurring on this type of road," a press release issued by the group said.
There were 41 fatal pedestrian strikes in Bergen County from 2009-2011.
In 2011 there were no fatal pedestrian strikes in Mahwah, according to the group's data.
Click through the map above to see locations of 2011 fatalities, as provided by the study. A full list report on pedestrian deaths around New Jersey is available here.