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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 Tuesday, the Taxi & Limousine Commission announced a pilot program to monitor taxi movements using airplane-style black box recorders, the New York Daily News reports. The recorders, which will be installed in 12 cabs to start, will track speeding, acceleration, hard-braking and abrupt turns. Some cabs will also have cameras. The program is part […]

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A few simple improvements to Fourth Avenue have led to a marked improvement in pedestrian safety, including reducing pedestrian injuries by over 60% and crashes by 20%. The findings were printed in the DOT’s project evaluation and analyzed by Streetsblog. The project is an initiative under Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets program and […]

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There’s a “little-known loophole” in the law that doesn’t require front seat passengers and children under 16 from wearing a seat belt in a cab, the New York Daily News but a new proposal in the works may change that. According to one city official, the de Blasio administration is seeking to require front seat […]

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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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The Working Families Party, the left-wing pro-labor party that endorsed Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo’s last campaigns, said in a memo Wednesday that the party supports a proposed City Council amendment that would exempt New York City bus drivers from Vision Zero legislation, the New York Post reports. Vision Zero, implemented by de Blasio’s […]

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Bill de Blasio’s intrepid plan to fully eradicate traffic-related fatalities by 2024 is well underway. Despite being met by public scrutiny, the initiative called “Vision Zero” received some major funding from the federal government late last year and now we’re seeing more details unfold. The broad plans for Queens were revealed Wednesday by the Department […]

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After a bus driver was arrested for hitting a teenage girl on Friday, the MTA bus drivers union are bracing themselves for more arrests under Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan. The driver, Francisco de Jesus, may previously have been slapped with a ticket for non criminal traffic violation. But critics blame Vision Zero for […]

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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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