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10.30.14 Prachi Gupta

Because New York City is actually a bleak 1980s-era simulacrum of a futuristic city on the brink of apocalypse, the NYPD have taken to announcing the reduced city-wide speed limit by blaring it from a large van. One Redditor caught the Bladerunner-esque scene on camera and shared this video, above. The New York City speed […]

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10.28.14 Amy K. Nelson

After several high-profile traffic-related deaths in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new bill on Monday that lowered the city’s speed limit to 25 MPH. The bill is part of de Blasio’s “vision zero” plan, which aims to eradicate traffic deaths within the next decade. The mayor signed the bill on the Lower […]

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10.16.14 Bucky Turco

According to WNYC, the number of people killed by cars this year is: 200. Now compare that to the number of people killed by bikes this year: 2. Yet, it’s the latter figure which somehow sends the local tabloids (and the NYPD) into a tizzy, despite the statistical evidence. […]

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09.29.14 Bucky Turco

In lieu of the exceedingly rare, but highly publicized death of a pedestrian killed by a cyclist, the New York Times dropped into Central Park this weekend with a radar gun in to to clock just how fast (or slow) bikes are moving. According to the paper of record, the “fastest cyclist…was moving at 23 […]

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09.24.14 Bucky Turco

In the past two months, two pedestrians in Central Park have been hit and killed by cyclists. The deaths of 75-year-old Irving Schachter and more recently, 58-year-old Jill Tarlov, are tragic accidents, but they’re also very rare occurrences. Yet a wave of overreaction by the NYPD and journalists is dominating the current narrative. Samuel D. […]

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09.16.14 Amy K. Nelson

In what seems to be a typo but in fact is confirmed through multiple headlines, New York drivers aren’t considered the rudest in the country, according to a new study released this week. The state with the rudest? Idaho. It’s unclear why, or how but for a place that is smaller in population than Manhattan, […]

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09.10.14 Sophie Weiner

The U.S. Department of Transportation will award Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero program for reducing traffic deaths a $25 million dollar grant via their Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The grant will fund thirteen different Vision Zero Programs. “This investment will save lives. It means better designed streets and targeted initiatives that will help us change behaviors like […]

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08.28.14 Marina Galperina

New York is cracking down on dangerous driving. And yet, we’re not even the worst. Boston is the worst, according to Allstate auto insurance company’s latest annual report ranking America’s largest cities by how safe their drivers are. Allstate Corp’s spokewoman Kari Mather shames Boston, which came last for cities with population over 1 million: A Boston […]

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08.27.14 Sophie Weiner

Whether you’re clinging to the back seat of a cab or narrowly avoiding being hit by one as a pedestrian, it’s a fact of life in New York City that some taxis have dangerous drivers. But not all cab drivers are reckless. In fact, Frederick Amoafo, a 46-year-old cabbie from Queens, was just awarded by the city for having […]

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08.22.14 Sophie Weiner

The city is attempting to make good on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate traffic deaths. According to data newly released by the NYPD, tickets for unsafe driving are up in 70 out of the city’s 75 precincts compared to last year. Some of the highest numbers come from the 109th precinct in Queens, where more […]

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