America’s parking lot is also one of the most dangerous according to a study by Go Safe Labs, a non-profit that utilizes data to advance transport infrastructure .
While we knew that the stretch of I-95 from the George Washington Bridge and stretching into what is known as the Cross Bronx Expressway in our borough was plagued with fender benders, what we didn’t know is that one particular spot was considered the most dangerous.
Data compiled by Go Safe Labs using accidents recorded by Bing and Mapquest APIs showed that there were 142 accidents on the Cross Bronx Expressway at Sedgewick Avenue just east of the Harlem River.
Just across the Alexander Hamilton Bridge on I-95 at the Harlem River Drive there were 208 accidents making it the 2nd most dangerous location in the country and ranking as the 7th most dangerous location further west, just before the George Washington Bridge, 132 accidents were recorded.
The study also found that across there has was a 6.8% increase in accidents in 2019 versus 2018 across the country.
All these grim statistics about the Cross Bronx Expressway and that particular I-95 corridor reminds us that we really do need that CrossX Light Rail so that people have more commuting options and maybe, just maybe decide not to drive.
And while we’re at it, let’s cap the Cross Bronx and put a park where it ought to be!