The Houston Areas & Intersections with the Highest Concentration of Pedestrian Accidents

Published on December 9, 2015
by The Sutliff & Stout Research Team


In 2014 Smart Growth America ranked Houston the 7th most dangerous city in the U.S. for pedestrians, and the most dangerous city for pedestrian in the state of Texas.

So that pedestrians in Houston can take intentional steps to stay safe while navigating the city on foot, it’s important that they understand which crosswalks and intersections in Houston are especially dangerous.

The Sutliff & Stout research team was able to obtain crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation which contains the coordinates of every motor vehicle traffic crash involving pedestrians in Houston from 2013 and 2014.

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Heat Map: 2013-2014 Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Pedestrians in Houston

To give you a idea of which areas in the city have the greatest frequency of pedestrian accidents, we’ve used the crash data from the Texas Department of Transportation to populate the heat map below:

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An Interactive Look at The Most Dangerous Pedestrian Intersections in Houston

The heat map above does a good job of displaying the areas of the city that have experienced the most vehicle crashes involving pedestrians. Now let’s get a bit more granular and look at the specific intersections that produce the most pedestrian crashes.

1. Bissonnet St. and Woodfair St.

29.67502482, -95.55365304

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 4 | Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 3 | Possible Injury Crashes: 1
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2. Louisiana St. and McGowen St.

29.7469348, -95.37667309

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 4 | Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 2 | Possible Injury Crashes: 2
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3. Elmside Dr. and Westheimer Rd.

29.73710995, -95.5436531

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 3 | Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 1 | Possible Injury Crashes: 2
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4. McCue Rd. and Westheimer Rd.

29.74067967, -95.46420569

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 3 | Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 1 | Possible Injury Crashes: 1 | Unknown Injury Crashes: 1
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5. Beechnut St. and Bissonnet St.

29.68977482, -95.50303306

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 2 | Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 2
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