New York City pedestrians are likely some of the most aware and traffic-savvy walkers in the world. The metro area is a huge corridor of fast-paced complexity, with walker-linked challenges literally existing at every turn in the road.
New Yorkers wait out with maximum grace and patience each year the long slog from a seemingly unending winter to the welcome months of summer that finally arrive.
The boroughs of New York City and the metro's surrounding environs collectively comprise what is perhaps the most dynamic and diverse collection of humanity in the country, if not the world.
Reportedly, at least 32 pedestrians across the New York City metro died last year in hit-and-run accidents. A city councilman who introduced a bill recently enacted into law that seeks to better identify and punish hit-and-run drivers says that arrests are only sparingly made in such cases.
Numbness. Shoulder and neck pain. Stress disorders. Internal bleeding. Spine-related complications. Traumatic brain injuries.