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For the fourth year in a row, Route 130 in Burlington County has been named the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the state.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a non-profit organization that focuses on transportation, based the designation on 10 pedestrian deaths that occurred over a three-year period.
In 2008 and 2009, Route 130 in Burlington County saw three pedestrian fatalities along the state highway. In 2010, there were four. Prior to March 2011, the last pedestrian fatality along Route 130 was in 2007.
On March 15, 2011, a Branch Pike woman was killed as she crossed Route 130 at Cinnaminson Avenue.
The second most dangerous road for pedestrians in Burlington County is Route 38.
Other New Jersey routes topping the list were Route 1 & 9 in Union County and US-1 in Middlesex County.
“All three of these roads are arterials—roads designed to move vehicles with little regard for the safety of pedestrians or bicyclists who also use them,” said Janna Chernetz, New Jersey advocate for the campaign in a recent release. “This type of planning has fatal consequences.”
“We did have a problem with it before,” McGill said in a February 2011 Patch article. “Especially with the old motels down Route 130. We had a big problem with people jumping the barrier.”
Analysis from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign was based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.