Between 2006 and 2012, people driving cars hit nearly 19,000 children who were walking or biking in Illinois, and 54 percent of those children were hit within one block of a school.
We launched the Safe Crossings campaign in fall 2014 to raise awareness of pedestrian safety issues at some of the most dangerous intersections in the Chicago region and work with community partners to advocate for more dedicated funding to improve these crossings and others throughout Chicagoland.
In October, Active Trans released lists of 10 of the most dangerous intersections in the City of Chicago and 10 of the most dangerous intersections in suburban Cook County, based upon analysis of crash data, staff feedback and more than 800 suggestions from community members.
Our streets are some of Chicago’s greatest assets and improving intersection design and enforcement is one of the best ways to make our streets safer and our communities more livable. These lists represent just a small portion of the many dangerous places to cross in Chicagoland.