Thursday, September 8, 2016

Vision Zero is not preventing cyclist deaths

Photo courtesy of nyc.gov

According to the Daily News, Vision Zero's cyclist fatalities have already exceeded those of 2015. 16 people have died so far this year while biking - the latest incident occurred last week on Northern Boulevard, which has already been identified by Vision Zero as one of the most dangerous streets in the city for pedestrians and bikers.  

The goal of Vision Zero is to end all traffic fatalities, and has so far resulted in a lower speed limit, stricter penalties for drivers who injure pedestrians and cyclists, and redesigning streets and medians to maximize safety.  The city has seen a substantial drop in pedestrian fatalities since 2013.

Transportation Alternatives. an advocacy group for pedestrians and cyclists, will be holding a Ride for Mayoral Action on September 15 to ask the city for more improvements in bike safety.  

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