• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: December 2015

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.

Based on that data, here are the five Houston 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

2. Louisiana St. and McGowen St.

29.7469348, -95.37667309

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 4 | Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 2 | Possible Injury Crashes: 2

3. Elmside Dr. and Westheimer Rd.

29.73710995, -95.5436531

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 3 | Non-Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 1 | Possible Injury Crashes: 2

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

5. Beechnut St. and Bissonnet St.

29.68977482, -95.50303306

Total Pedestrian Crashes: 2 | Incapacitating Injury Crashes: 2