Roughly 40% of accidents where vehicles injured pedestrians occurred on just three roads in Framingham: Concord Street, Waverly Street and Route 9.
That's according to an analysis of Massachusetts Highway Department data from 2003 to 2005. Mass Highway received the information from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
If my coding of the accident data is correct, the majority of pedestrian accidents with injuries occurred in an area south of the Mass Pike along or near the Rte. 126 corridor. You can see the map here. I've also done a query tool where you can see all the pedestrian accidents reported to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, even those without injuries, by street.
These stats don't necessarily mean those roadways are the town's "most dangerous." It's impossible to determine that without also knowing how many pedestrians use each roadway overall. However, it's safe to say that improving the pedestrian environment in those areas would likely have a larger than average public safety payoff.
Four pedestrians were killed during the time studied - two on Rte. 9, one on Old Connecticut Path and one on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Last year's data is not yet available from the Mass Highway Dept., and so these numbers don't include a 2006 fatality on Old Connecticut Path (or yet another fatality up the same road in Wayland). Focusing on improving pedestrian issues along Old Connectict Path would clearly also have a significant effect on walker safety.
Overall, there were a dozen accidents reported in three years involving pedestrians on Concord Street/Rte. 126., including those without injuries, and another six at an intersection near it.
Of the 52 accidents where pedestrians were injured, 10 occurred on Concord Street/Rte. 126, six on Waverly Street, five on Rte. 9 and five on Hollis Street/Rte. 126.
Also part of this post:
Map of vehicle/pedestrian accidents with injuries in Framingham, 2003 to 2005
Tool to see all vehicle/pedestrian accidents in Framingham, 2003 to 2005, query by street