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traffic accident, Illinois injury attorney, Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer,Chicago is a busy metropolis where a majority of people rely on public transportation and walking to navigate the city. Despite the cold, winter months, foot traffic remains steady due to work commutes, holiday shopping and activities, and out-of-town visitors. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning reports that from 2004-2010, there were an average of 3,395 pedestrian accidents per year.

There are a few streets more congested than others around the city, which can lead to an increased number of accidents. The Chicago Tribune published an article that listed three of the more dangerous intersections for pedestrians including:

  • Damen, North and Milwaukee avenues six-way intersection;
  • Cicero and Chicago avenues on the West Side; and
  • Lincoln Park’s Halsted Street/Lincoln Avenue/Fullerton Parkway.

The city’s Active Transportation Alliance launched its Safe Crossings campaign to promote intersection safety for pedestrians. Its director mentioned installation of pedestrian countdown signals and improvement of crosswalk markings could make a huge difference for not just walkers, but cyclists and those who use public transportation.

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