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South Jersey Road Still Deadliest for Pedestrians [AUDIO]

A stretch of Route 130 in Burlington County is the deadliest highway for New Jersey pedestrians, for the fourth year in a row.

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Route 130 (Matt White, Townsquare Media NJ)

According to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, there were 12 pedestrian deaths on Route 130 from 2010 through 2012. Spokeswoman Janna Chernetz said many New Jersey highways are becoming more unsafe for those who are not driving.

“Looking at a three-year trend from 2010 to 2012, we are slightly increasing in pedestrian fatalities,” Chernetz said.

TSTC wants to see state lawmakers get more excited about improving pedestrian safety, with more sidewalks and bike paths in more places.

Chernetz said the organization is focusing on “multi-lane roads that often have speed limits of 40 miles per hour or more, with little pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.”

The second-deadliest highway for those on foot was Route 30, Admiral Wilson Boulevard, in Camden. Ironically, another part of Route 30, this in Atlantic County, came in fourth-most deadly for pedestrians on the list.

But that stretch of highway tied with three others in fourth place among both walkers and bicyclists: Route 322/40 (Black Horse Pike, Albany Avenue) in Atlantic County, Routes 1 and 9 in Hudson County and Route 9 in Middlesex County.

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