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In Spite of Vision Zero, More Cyclists Are Dying on NYC Streets

A huge surge in the number of bicycle riders killed on New York City streets has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Vision Zero program. In 2019, throughout the five boroughs, 29 bicycle riders were killed in accidents. The majority of these fatal collisions (18) occurred in Brooklyn, almost twice the number in the […]

What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Vision Zero Plan?

More than five years have passed since New York City’s Vision Zero initiative was launched with the goal of ending pedestrian and cyclist deaths by 2024. Looking ahead to the second half of the campaign, some activists and interest groups are questioning if and how further progress will be made. A “die-in” protest this summer […]

Study Details Contributing Factors in NYC Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

A study pinpoints the 12 most dangerous areas for New York City bicyclists and pedestrians — places where the likelihood of a fatal or injury-causing collision is three times higher than the city average. Detailed traffic accident information gathered over several years by localize.city, a real estate marketplace website, shows not only which neighborhoods pose […]

What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Vision Zero Plan?

More than five years have passed since New York City’s Vision Zero initiative was launched with the goal of ending pedestrian and cyclist deaths by 2024. Looking ahead to the second half of the campaign, some activists and interest groups are questioning if and how further progress will be made. A “die-in” protest this summer […]

Recent Appellate Court Rulings Favor NYC Bus Injury Victims

Passengers on city buses have legal recourse if they are injured due to negligence by bus drivers and other employees of the New York City Transit Authority. Three recent decisions by the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division clarify some of the standards of proof applied in these cases and identify specific examples where the NYCTA […]

Despite Vision Zero, NYC Road Fatalities Increased in 2019

Over the past year, a rise in New York City traffic deaths has raised questions about the effectiveness of the Vision Zero effort that is meant to eliminate these types of fatalities by 2024. Obtaining detailed, accurate information on road dangers is critical to assessing and improving the results of this campaign. According to NYPD […]

Helping Those Most Vulnerable

Barasch & McGarry Attorneys Proud of Pro Bono representation This holiday season, we are reminded of how lucky we are, and of our moral obligation to help others. Through charitable giving and pro bono work, the attorneys at our firm endeavor to use our law degrees and resources for the greater good. One of the […]

Vision Zero Failing as More Choose to Use Cars

When New York City established Vision Zero Action Plan in 2014, its ambitious goal was to eliminate traffic deaths within the five boroughs by 2024. Some of the numerous measures the city has implemented to protect people who walk, bike and ride on its streets seem to have worked. But five years after the program’s […]

New York Senate Passes Bill to Legalize E-Scooters and Motor-Assisted Bikes

After years of holding out, New York might be ready to legalize the use of electronic scooters and motor-assisted bikes on streets and sidewalks. State legislators have approved a bill that would give New York City and other municipalities authority to determine if and how these vehicles can operate within their borders. Companies such as […]

Map Shows NYC Sites where Construction Safety Training Is Needed

New York City’s Department of Buildings has launched a new tool to help construction workers identify sites that are subject to mandatory OSHA Site Safety Training (SST). Local Law 196 of 2017 states that supervisors and laborers must have completed this additional safety training when working on certain large-scale projects. To give everyone a resource […]

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