Disparities in Bicycle/Pedestrian Traffic Safety in New Jersey: Findings From The Caminos Seguros Program

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This presentation was given by Daniel Kravetz, La Casa de Don Pedro, at the 2010 APA-NJ Planning Conference on November 5, 2010. Mr. Kravetz's presentation was given as part of the conference session titled "Dipping Your Bicycle Wheel into the Melting Pot" and uses case studies from his work at La Casa de Don Pedro to show disparities between whites and non-whites related to pedestrian safety. The session was one of a series of sessions put together by the APA-NJ's Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee (ECDC) in an effort to highlight the need for more diversity in the field of Planning.

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Disparities in Bicycle/Pedestrian Traffic Safety in New Jersey: Findings From The Caminos Seguros Program

  1. 1. DISPARITIES IN BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC SAFETY IN NEW JERSEY FINDINGS FROM THE CAMINOS SEGUROS PROGRAM DAN KRAVETZ LA CASA DE DON PEDRO 2010 NEW JERSEY PLANNING CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 5, 2010
  2. 2. BIKE/PED CRASHES IN NEW JERSEY, 2008-2009 2008/2009 Total # of Crashes Hudson/Essex/ Passaic Counties Alcohol- Related Resulted In Injury Resulted In Fatality On County/ Muni Road All Types of Crashes 603,000 135,000 (22%) 3% 22.5% 0.2% 54% Bike/Ped Crashes 16,000 5,400 (34%) 5.5% 85.5% 2% 73%
  3. 3. HCSI HOTSPOT IDENTIFICATION NORTH NEWARK, 2008-2009
  4. 4. HCSI HOTSPOT ANALYSIS: Demographics NORTH NEWARK, 2008-2009
  5. 5. Transportation ACCESS disparities IN THE UNITED states By, 2001: Means of Transit By Race Transit Mode White Black Hispanic Asian Automobile 87.6 78.9 83.1 82.7 Public Transit 0.9 5.3 2.4 3.2 Walking 8.6 12.6 11.8 11.7 Biking 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.5 Source: Pucher and Renne 2003 “Transportation benefits and burdens are not randomly distributed across population groups. Generally, transportation amenities (benefits) accrue to the wealthier and more educated segment of society, while transportation disamenities (burdens) fall disproportionately on people of color and individuals at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum.” – Bullard 2004
  6. 6. Transportation ACCESS disparities IN THE UNITED states, 2001: CAR OWNERSHIP BY INCOME # of Cars < $20,000 $20-40,000 $40-75,000 $75-100,000 > $100,000 0 26.5 5.0 2.3 0.9 1.5 1 48.3 44.1 26.8 13.1 10.7 2 17.5 35.6 45.6 50.6 49.3 3+ 7.7 15.3 25.3 35.4 38.5 Source: Pucher and Renne 2003 “Lack of car ownership and inadequate public transit service in many central cities and metropolitan regions with a high proportion of ‘captive’ transit dependents exacerbate social, economic, and racial isolation, especially for low-income people of color—residents who already have limited transportation options. Nationally, only 7% of white households do not own a car, compared with 24% of African American households, 17% of Latino households, and 13% of Asian-American households.” – Bullard 2004
  7. 7. BIKE/PED Crash HOT CORRIDORS IN HUDSON/ESSEX/PASSAIC counties 2008-2009 Road City Road Length Ped Crashes Bike Crashes Bike/Ped Crashes Per Mile Monroe St. Passaic 1.3 40 6 35.4 Bergen Ave. Jersey City 2.4 65 15 33.3 Springfield Ave. Newark/Irvington 3.7 109 14 33.2 Bergenline Ave. UC/WNY/N Bergen 4.4 96 29 28.4 Main Ave. Passaic 2.5 54 7 24.4 Main St. Paterson 2.8 64 3 23.9 Broadway Ave. Paterson 2.2 44 4 21.8 Broadway Ave. Bayonne 2.7 42 15 21.1 Kennedy Blvd. UC/WNY/N Bergen 4.5 78 16 20.9 Broad St. Newark 2.4 45 4 20.4 Bloomfield Ave. Newark/Bloomfield 3.7 61 14 20.3 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City 5.5 98 10 19.6 Summit Ave. Jersey City 3.1 52 8 19.3 S. Orange Ave. Newark 3.9 62 12 19.0 Stuyvesant Ave. Newark/Irvington 2.7 41 8 18.1
  8. 8. DISPARATE IMPACTS OF BIKE/PED CRASHES HUDSON/ESSEX/PASSAIC COUNTIES 2008-2009 NEWARK PASSAIC JERSEY CITY PASSAIC NEWARK JERSEY CITY LIVINGSTON LIVINGSTON
  9. 9. DISPARATE IMPACTS OF BIKE/PED CRASHES HUDSON/ESSEX/PASSAIC COUNTIES 2008-2009 LIVINGSTON NEWARK PASSAIC JERSEY CITY
  10. 10. CASE STUDY: BLOOMFIELD AVENUE
  11. 11. CASE STUDY: BLOOMFIELD AVENUE Mt. PROSPECT HOTSPOT
  12. 12. HCSI: NEXT STEPS • Further Crash Data Analysis and Roadway Observations • Advocacy for Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements in La Casa’s Three-County Focus Area • Traffic Safety Outreach at Community Events and Activities • Workshops and Focus Groups with Community Members

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