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Thursday, January 19, 2017
NYC traffic deaths down, pedestrian deaths up in 2016
According to ABC News and The New York Times, Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero program has resulted in New York City traffic deaths declining for a third straight year. However, the number of pedestrian deaths increased slightly from the previous year. Vision Zero's goal is to completely eliminate traffic deaths by 2024.
Despite criticism from around the community that changes are not happening fast enough to protect pedestrians, Mr. de Blasio continues defending Vision Zero. "We are very committed," he said on channel NY1. "I believe in Vision Zero 110 percent, and now we have three years running where it's produced better results each year."