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Posts tagged "Vision Zero"

Use the Dutch Reach to Save Cyclist Lives and Prevent Car Damage

Responsible motorists are keenly aware of the danger that other cars, trucks and motor vehicles pose on the road. It's obvious why you need to stop and look both ways when you come to a stop sign. Nobody needs to be reminded not to start accelerating when they are waiting at the red light of a four-way intersection. These dangers are obvious to any licensed driver with even a shred of personal responsibility.

More Funding for Vision Zero: Is it Money Well Spent?

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to again pad funding for Vision Zero by adding another $317 million to the project over the next five years. The money will continue to fund traffic related changes aimed at reducing fatal collisions in New York City. The dough would allow the city to improve bike lanes, create more expansive curb cuts and conduct a recycling of traffic lights on hundreds of city streets, improvements that the city desperately needs, according to a Transportation advocacy group. The idea is that the implementation of these changes will lead to safer streets and less fatalities. The city has trotted out statistics that show a reduction in traffic fatalities every year since Vision Zero has been implemented.

Is Vision Zero an Attainable Goal? Should It Be?

vision zeronyc.jpgThis blog has frequently discussed Vision Zero, Mayor Bill de Blasio's strategy to eliminate pedestrian deaths in New York City. The program is working, but it raises questions as well, the biggest one being: How realistic is it to expect that no pedestrians will be killed on the streets of New York?

Is Vision Zero Working to Prevent NYC Pedestrian Fatalities?

vision zeronyc.jpgSeveral hundred people marched from City Hall Park to the United Nations in New York City as part of the recent World Day of Remembrance to honor those killed or injured in traffic crashes. The timing of the event coincided with an alarming spike in traffic fatalities in the city. The march and the 13 pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities highlighted issues around the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic deaths among pedestrians and cyclists.

Traffic Accidents Down in NYC

new york traffic.jpgNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is touting the success of his plan to end traffic fatalities in the city, known as Vision Zero. The mayor's office announced two weeks ago that the number of deaths in motor vehicle accidents of all kinds has gone down significantly. In fiscal year 2014-2015, 249 people died in traffic accidents in the city, compared with 285 in FY 2013-2014.

New Laws Passed to Reduce NYC Traffic Fatalities

The New York City Council approved 11 bills at the end of May designed to reduce accidents and improve safety, according to the Daily News. They are part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan, an ambitious proposal to eliminate traffic deaths in New York City.