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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Cycling AccidentsAuto AccidentsPedestrian Accidents

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    New York City Bicyclist Deaths Rise Sharply Despite Vision Zero

    By Michael Barasch

    A rash of deadly accidents involving bicycle riders in 2019 has cast serious doubt on the effectiveness of New York City’s Vision Zero initiative to improve street safety. Through mid-August, cyclist fatalities are nearly double those from all of last year. This sobering fact prompted Mayor de Blasio to announce the “Green Wave” program on […]

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    NYC’s Vision Zero Reduces Total Traffic Deaths, Yet Cyclist Fatalities Increase

    By Michael Barasch

    In January, the New York Daily News reported that Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative had reached an impressive milestone in 2017 by reducing traffic-related fatalities to a new low of 214 deaths for the year. This included a sharp decrease in pedestrian deaths, which were down by about one-third. However, not all the news […]

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