Fort Worth Analysis Shows High-Injury Roads Still a Problem

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Several of the most dangerous streets for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in Fort Worth are the same ones identified in a safety study conducted four years ago, raising concerns about the lack of improvement in road safety over the years despite previous efforts to address the issue.

According to NBC 5 DFW, an analysis of crash records conducted by NBC 5 Investigates showed that “…on McCart Avenue, three stretches of the roadway were ranked among the Top 6 on the city’s high injury list in 2019. New data we analyzed suggested it may now be the most deadly street in the city with 15 crashes that killed 17 people between 2019-2024.”

Chad Pack, president of the Woodland Springs HOA, “reached out to NBC 5 Investigates saying his neighborhood has been asking the city for crosswalks, stop signs, stop lights, and traffic circles — anything to calm the speeds along the divided, four-lane road. But as months passed with no action taken, some in the neighborhood wondered if the city was serious about its commitment to ‘Vision Zero,’ a program designed to help cities reduce traffic injuries and deaths,” reported NBC 5.

Additionally, NBC 5 noted that a “portion of Park Vista was flagged in a city safety study four years ago as one of the worst locations for crashes involving bicycles.

Chelsea St. Louis, with the Fort Worth Transportation Department, said the concerns voiced by residents are being heard and said the city has ‘implemented improvements on Park Vista, especially at some of our pedestrian crossings” and that they “continue to look at what transportation needs are.’”

To read the entire article by NBC 5, please click HERE.

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