Project Background

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Avenues V, W, & X between Nostrand Ave & Bragg Streets are a set of east/west streets that pass through and around the NYCHA Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand Houses. There are multiple school buildings in the immediate area, with one housing multiple schools within. This area has also been flagged as a:

  • Senior Pedestrian Focus Area
    • These are areas where the densest amount of senior citizen (65 +) crashes occurred as well as where you find a high number senior housing locations and senior centers.
  • Priority Bicycle District
    • These are areas in the city where there is a high cyclist KSI (killed or severely injured) and few bicycle facilities.
  • Vision Zero Priority Corridor
    • Nostrand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. These are corridors in the city where the most pedestrian KSI (killed or severely injured) occur, usually on arterial roads. In Brooklyn, 50% of pedestrian KSI occurred on just 9% of the boroughs total mileage (2015). 

There has been a total of 157 injuries in this area between 2010 and 2014. There has also been 4 fatalities in the area (2010 - 2017).