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LA Times crunches data to reveal county’s 817 most dangerous intersections

Pedestrians in Downtown Los Angles on June 12, 2014.
Pedestrians in Downtown Los Angles on June 12, 2014.
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Hollywood, Koreatown, and Downtown are the areas with some of the county’s most dangerous traffic intersections, according to the analysis undertaken by the LA Times

The paper finds that even though pedestrians were involved in 1 in 10 road accidents, they accounted for over 35 percent of traffic deaths.

As Los Angeles strives to get people out of their cars and increase travel by bike or public transport, ensuring the safety of pedestrians is going to be paramount for the city.

What can be done to make the streets safer for everyone?


Laura Nelson, one of the reporters behind “Walking in L.A.: Times analysis finds the county’s 817 most dangerous intersections” published over the weekend in the LA Times

Deborah Murphy, Executive Director of Los Angeles Walks, a pedestrian advocacy group; Chair of City of Los Angeles Pedestrian Advisory Committee