Pedestrians to get a countdown while crossing Bronx streets

Dozens of new countdown clocks will soon take the guesswork out of crossing the street at 49 intersections in the Bronx.

Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to install the signs at 1,500 intersections citywide, including intersections along the Grand Concourse, in hopes of bringing down the number of pedestrian-related accidents.

Officials say that there were 411 pedestrian injuries and nine fatalities along the Grand Concourse between 2005 and 2009, making it one of the most dangerous roadways in the borough.

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