Flatbush Ave. among state's most dangerous roads

Ten people were killed along the busy roadway between 2011 and 2013.

Ten people were killed along the busy roadway between 2011 and 2013. (3/4/15)

BROOKLYN - If you've crossed Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue recently, you've walked on one of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in the entire state.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit watchdog group, released a new list of the most dangerous places for people to walk in New York.

The report details that 10 people were killed along Flatbush Avenue between 2011 and 2013 alone.

The busy roadway sees traffic going in both directions, with many pedestrians complaining that they have to race against the clock to cross before the light turns.

The Department of Transportation says it's already identified Flatbush Avenue as a priority corridor. The department says it is working to expand the amount of time people have to walk at street signals before cars get the green light.

Additional speed bumps, speed cameras and signs that show the speed limit are on the way, according to the DOT.

The study also names Eastern Parkway, Atlantic Avenue and Broadway in Brooklyn as dangerous.

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