Report: Routes 1 and 5 Most Dangerous Connecticut Roads

March 9, 2012

A regional nonprofit group says the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Connecticut are Routes 1 and 5.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign released a study Wednesday on hazardous roads in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

The group says seven pedestrians were killed between 2008 and 2010 on Route 1, which is also known as the Boston Post Road and runs more than 100 miles along Connecticut’s shore. Four pedestrians were killed in the same period on Route 5, which runs from New Haven into Massachusetts.

Three pedestrian deaths were on Route 1 in Westport and three were on Route 5 in East Hartford.

Ryan Lynch of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign says both roads were designed with little concern for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The group advocates reducing dependency on cars.

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