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Cuomo Puts the Brakes on NYC E-scooter Legalization

Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have legalized the use of e-scooters and electric bikes, despite overwhelming support for the bill in the state legislature. As debate continues over safety measures, environmental impact and vehicle-sharing services, advocates on both sides of the issues continue to make their case to the public. The bill, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intensified NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program Takes Effect

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 […]

Child Pedestrian’s Injury Underscores Dangers of Reckless Bicyclists in New York

Just as New York City drivers need to be aware of bicycles, fast-moving cyclists must take care to avoid hitting pedestrians. A recent accident involving a 4-year-old girl has drawn attention to the fact that bicycles, though they don’t have the same speed or weight as motor vehicles, can cause significant injuries if they strike […]

NYC Lowers Pedestrian Fatalities, But Progress May Not Last

New York City is celebrating the success of its Vision Zero initiative, but that success may prove short-lived. This multinational traffic safety program, which has been implemented in dozens of U.S. cities, seeks to lower pedestrian traffic fatalities through a number of measures, and in New York City, that includes the strategic use of traffic […]

Vision Zero to Target Dangerous Drivers During Warm Weather Months

This year, New Yorkers endured a winter that overstayed its welcome with frigid temperatures and snowfall well into April. But while Mayor de Blasio sympathizes with the pent-up desire to enjoy warmer weather, he wants New York City drivers to know that fair conditions are no excuse for dangerous driving. As part of the Vision […]

Mayor de Blasio Urges Albany to Pass Three New Traffic Laws

In March, Mayor de Blasio appeared at the 78th Precinct in Park Slope, his home precinct, to announce he was seeking action in Albany on three pieces of legislation aimed at the specific circumstances of a horrific crash less than two weeks earlier in that neighborhood. On March 5, Dorothy Bruns, 44, had a seizure […]

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

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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