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Why the Most Walkable City in America Has So Much Traffic

In this installment of The Big Road Fix, we tackle N.Y.C. by Doug Patterson

October 8, 2015

It's no secret that New York City is the densest and most walkable city in the country. On any given day, the city’s population doubles due to all the pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit riders, and drivers sharing the roads, sidewalks, and subways. Have you ever wondered how they all get along? And who’s responsible for the type of infrastructure it takes to really keep everyone safe—and on schedule?

In this installment of the Big Road Fix, we take a look at one of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx and see how the city has worked to improve it.

The Big Road Fix is a new a video series from GOOD and Progressive exploring the evolving culture of transportation in cities across America. Together, we hope to improve the roads that connect us all.

Throughout 2015, we're partnering with Progressive to harness the power of information. Each week, we'll put data under the microscope, asking how statistics and research can empower us to challenge our understanding of ourselves and the ways we navigate our world. Knowledge is the first step on the way to progress: Let's take this information and drive change in the world together. This is Data for GOOD.

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Why the Most Walkable City in America Has So Much Traffic In this installment of The Big Road Fix, we tackle N.Y.C.