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New York’s tall skyscrapers and historic buildings are crammed in city blocks, separated by streets and wide avenues where cars, trucks and bikes fly with reckless abandon. The parks are where we come to get away from all that street noise — and yet, cars pester us even in Central Park. But now, sources tell […]

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A study by Hunter College released Wednesday found that approximately 1 in 10 drivers blew through red lights at the intersections the survey monitored, reports the New York Daily News. Of the 3,259 motorists observed, 283 ran red lights. The study, carried out by Hunter’s sociology department, looked at 50 intersections throughout the city between […]

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On Saturday, a tractor trailer crashed into a Brooklyn wall, half a block away from where traffic safety activists were putting up a gigantic mural dedicated to 264 people who were killed in traffic accidents last year. None of the dozen or so Right of Way activists were injured, but the irony of the incident […]

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WNYC has done a true public service and determined the approximate locations of many of the city’s controversial speed cameras. The cameras issue tickets to drivers going more than 10 MPH over the speed limit. In 2014, they generated a revenue of over $23 million in fines. About half of the city’s 51 secret cameras, […]

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Although 2014 brought New York the fewest number of pedestrian deaths in over 100 years, one lawmaker says Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan is doing “nothing” to keep the streets safe for pedestrians, DNAinfo reports. Queens Assemblyman Michael DenDekker has requested an audit of the expansive program, which has decreased the city-wide speed […]

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You may soon discern another sound among the honking, yelling, and construction sites along the streets of New York City: warning messages from MTA buses. According to the the New York Daily News, the MTA is developing a pilot program in which it will alert pedestrians to stay clear at turns by blaring warnings from […]

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In the midst of a very trying week, here’s a major win for Mayor Bill de Blasio: The number of pedestrian traffic deaths in the city is at its lowest point since 1910. The New York Daily News reports that as of Sunday, the city suffered 131 pedestrian traffic-related fatalities in 2014. That number is […]

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According to a recent Quinnipiac University Poll, New Yorkers are a funny bunch. While 67% of New York City voters agree that the grand jury fucked up the Eric Garner case, 57% of those same voters aren’t cool with demonstrators protesting that bad decision in the streets. Only 34% think blocking traffic is okay. Some […]

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Despite its “stated policy” to notify reporters about every traffic death, the NYPD only sends the data around 25 percent of the time WNYC reports. These findings come on the heels of the nation’s largest police force facing intense scrutiny for not aggressively investigating drivers involved in fatal crashes, for selectively enforcing traffic laws against […]

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Today, the MTA released a series of on-air PSAs “to educate bus customers, pedestrians and bicyclists about safety on and around buses.” But for one New York-based traffic advocacy group, the ads don’t address the real threat to public safety: motorists. Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives, shares his thoughts about the new […]

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