Friday, January 23, 2015
Vision Zero: One year later
NYC's Vision Zero - Mayor deBlasio's action plan to end traffic fatalities - has had some success in its first year, including reducing pedestrian fatalities from 180 in 2013 to 132 in 2014. Along with lowering the city speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph, Vision Zero also added 120 speed cameras, widened pedestrian sidewalks, protected bike lanes, and neighborhood slow zones. The city tackled a total of 50 dangerous intersections last year, and plans to improve another 50 this year, including Queens Boulevard, a notoriously dangerous street for pedestrians.