This map outlines pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities across Massachusetts from 2016 through the present (the map was last updated on May 6, 2021). Blue pins represent 2016-2021 pedestrian fatalities to date, and orange pins represent 2016-2021 bicyclist fatalities to date.
|Pedestrian Fatalities||Bicyclist Fatalities|
|2021 (to date)||17||2|
This crash fatality list is compiled manually via news and social media alerts in order to give communities more information to help push for safer streets.
Pedestrian information is collected by WalkBoston. Please send any info/updates you may have to Brendan Kearney at [email protected]. Learn more about Walk Boston at www.WalkBoston.org and follow them on Twitter @WalkBoston.
Bicyclist information is collected by the Massachusetts Bike Coalition. Please send any info/updates you may have to Tom Francis at [email protected]. Learn more about MassBike at www.MassBike.org and follow them on Twitter @MassBike.
For information about traffic crashes resulting in serious injury or fatality in Boston, please visit this map that the City of Boston maintains. For more information about crashes statewide, visit MassDOT's crash data portal.
Crashes are not accidents - they're the tragic, preventable results of inadequate planning and policy. People make mistakes; our streets must be designed so those mistakes are not fatal. Please utilize the resources below to learn more and educate others about traffic crashes:
- Take the pledge. Words matter - sign the Crash Not Accident Pledge today.
- Learn about crash site visits. In Boston, we work with the City's Vision Zero Task Force to examine crash sites and share recommendations for improvements. Check out our write-ups on Boston crash site visits.