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  • Cycling Accidents

    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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  • Pedestrian Accidents

    NYC Department of Transportation’s 2016 Fatality Report: Achievement and Concern

    By Michael Barasch

    The Department of Transportation’s recently issued report on traffic fatalities in New York City for 2016 showed marked improvement with a decline in overall deaths, but it also raised concerns because of the increase in pedestrians and bicyclists killed. As the New York Daily News recently reported, “The year ended with 229 people killed on […]

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