Every 3 years the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) releases a survey of the 100 most dangerous intersections in southeastern Massachusetts. The last one covered the period from 2010 to 2012 so the newest rankings will be published soon after all relevant statistics are gathered and compiled.
Bicycles seem to be everywhere these days. Cities and towns have been promoting recreational and more commuter use of bicycles due to health consciousness and traffic congestion by reconfiguring roadways to accommodate bicycles and by including dedicated bike lanes. Old railroad lines have been fashioned into bike paths or new paths have been carved out in suburban areas and parks. Lexington, Massachusetts is blessed with 14 bicycle routes with 82 miles of bicycle pathways with some connecting to middle schools and others with the Minuteman National Historical Park.
Pedestrian safety is always a concern in any major urban, suburban or rural area. Pedestrians are at the mercy of motorists who have a duty to maintain proper lookouts and to use caution when approaching or entering intersections or while in residential areas. Some cities and towns are taking proactive measures to reduce the risks to pedestrians through education, road design and community involvement.