Walk Safe Long Island
Data & Resources
Pedestrians Struck & Treated at Catholic Health Good Samaritan University Hospital 2019-2023
Source: Catholic Health Good Samaritan University Hospital
Town of Islip and Overall Long Island Vehicle, Pedestrian, and Bike Crashes October 2021-September 2022
Source: New York State Sheriff’s Association County Crash Dashboards
Helpful Links & Resources
Updated June 2023
AAA Safety Topics
For more than a century, AAA has worked to foster a safe environment for travelers through education, research and advocacy. Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been a leader in developing and supporting educational and safety programs for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and children.
DEDICATEDD aims to stop the criminal acts of drunk, drugged and impaired driving on our roadways, waterways and in our recreation areas, and to advocate for the victims of these tragic offenses and to end underage drinking.
Families for Safe Streets
Families for Safe Streets was founded in 2014 by the families of loved ones who were killed or injured in crashes in New York City. Together, they transform their grief by telling their personal stories of trauma and loss to bring about policy and legislative change.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
The FHWA's Office of Safety develops projects, programs and materials for use in reducing pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. All of these materials can be found here.
Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety
Accountability Toolkit: https://www.roadsafetyngos.org/toolkit/
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) is a collection of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that implement programs and lobby for road safety initiatives around the world.
Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
GHSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit representing the state and territorial highway safety offices that implement federal grant programs to address behavioral highway safety issues.
Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)
The New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) coordinates traffic safety activities in the state and shares useful, timely information about traffic safety and the state's highway safety grant program. The Committee is comprised of thirteen agencies who have missions related to transportation and safety. The GTSC is chaired by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles and acts as the state's official liaison with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research (ITSMR)
NYS Traffic Safety Statistical Repository (TSSR): https://www.itsmr.org/sas-guest-portal/
The ITSMR is a not-for-profit, university-based research center dedicated to improving highway safety. The TSSR provides publically available crash and ticket data.
Let’s Move LI
Let’s Move LI is a collaboration among municipalities, schools, businesses and other organizations to promote active transportation across Long Island, overseen by the Long Island chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LI).
Nassau County Government
My Road & Road Jurisdiction Viewer: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/myroads
Public Works: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1865/Public-Works
The Nassau County Road Jurisdiction Viewer provides the public with the most current information on road ownership in 2019.
National Center for Safe Routes to School
The National Center for Safe Routes to School (National Center) believes in the importance and joy of safe walking, biking and rolling. They provide ways for communities to get started and offer the best information available to make the future they envision a reality.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Pedestrian Safety: https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety
Share the Road: https://www.nhtsa.gov/share-road-its-everyones-responsibility
NHTSA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement.
New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC)
NYBC advocates for pro-bicycle and pro-pedestrian policies and funding at all levels of government; educates New Yorkers about bicycle safety and the benefits of bicycling; provides technical assistance and support to advocates and government entities; and promotes bicycle tourism across the state.
New York Coalition for Transportation Safety
Since 1987 the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety has received grants from federal, state, local and private agencies to develop and conduct public information and education campaigns in a variety of localities.
North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association (NABSA)
Advocacy Toolkit: https://nabsa.net/advocacytoolkit/
The North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association (NABSA) collaborates across sectors to grow shared micromobility and its benefits to communities, creating a more equitable and sustainable transportation ecosystem. NABSA’s Advocacy Toolkit serves as a resource and guidance for our members and shared micromobility stakeholders interested in advocating for the expansion of shared micromobility systems in communities.
NYS Board of Elections
Congressional and State Legislative District Finder: https://www.elections.ny.gov/district-map.html
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
DMV issues secure identity documents, delivers essential motor vehicle and driver-related services, and administers motor vehicle laws enacted to promote safety and protect consumers.
NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
Bicycling in New York: https://www.dot.ny.gov/bicycle
Traffic Safety for Kids: https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/safetyfirstkids/trafficsafety
It is the mission of the NYSDOT to ensure our customers - those who live, work and travel in New York State -- have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.
NYS Pedestrian Safety Program
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP): https://www.ny.gov/pedsafety/pedestrian-safety-action-plan
FAQs and Laws: https://www.ny.gov/pedestrian-safety/additional-information#faq039s-amp-laws
Fact Sheets: https://www.ny.gov/pedestrian-safety/regional-fact-sheets-law-enforcement
The New York State Departments of Transportation and Health teamed up with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee on a first-of-its-kind pedestrian safety campaign in New York State. It provided more than $110 million for enhancing pedestrian safety across Upstate New York and Long Island through the Three Es: Engineering, Enforcement and Education.
NYC Vision Zero
Vision Zero is New York City’s initiative to improve street safety.
Parks & Trails NY
Parks & Trails New York is New York’s leading statewide advocate for parks and trails, dedicated since 1985 to improving our health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This site is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and maintained by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center within the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center.
Suffolk County Government
Find My Legislator: https://gisapps.suffolkcountyny.gov/voterinformation/
Public Works: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Public-Works
Car Free Day: https://transitsolutions.org/car-free-day-long-island/
Transit Solutions aims to reduce traffic and improve air quality on Long Island by promoting the use of all transit options and the adoption of pre-tax transit benefits.
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
Complete Streets: https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/completestreets
National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS): https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS
The USDOT aims to deliver the world’s leading transportation system, serving the American people and economy through the safe, efficient, sustainable, and equitable movement of people and goods.
VISION Long Island
Vision is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that educates, advocates, plans, designs, and provides technical assistance on Smart Growth projects.
Walk Safe Long Island (WSLI)
Pedestrian Vehicle & Traffic Laws: https://www.walksafeli.org/vehicle-and-traffic-laws
A collaborative of health and transportation safety educators from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, WSLI organizations aim to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the region. By using law-based education, we hope to raise awareness among drivers and pedestrians of how we can stay safe together.