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    Despite Vision Zero, NYC Road Fatalities Increased in 2019

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Vision Zero Failing as More Choose to Use Cars

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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    Intensified NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program Takes Effect

    By Michael Barasch

    In an effort to reduce traffic accidents within the five boroughs, New York City is now installing cameras to deter speeding in high-collision areas near schools. A new state law has increased the number of school zone cameras from 140 to 750, and Mayor de Blasio has stated that he expects the city’s Department of […]

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    Despite Lowest Ever Six-Month Traffic Fatality Total, Vison Zero’s Future Is Uncertain

    By Michael Barasch

    For the first six months of 2017, the number of traffic fatalities on the streets of New York City was the lowest in recorded history, dating back to 1910, according to a NYC Department of Transportation report. The Gothamist credits Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative with bringing down overall traffic deaths consistently since 2013, […]

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