Drivers should obey the speed limit, slow down, yield to pedestrians when turning and expect heightened enforcement. As evening darkness increases and daylight saving time ends, the danger to pedestrians, especially seniors, dramatically increases; DOT data shows severe pedestrian crashes increase by 40 percent in the late afternoon and evening hours from November through March.
Vision Zero: Chancellor Farina, Commissioner Trottenberg, and Transportation Chief Chan Announce Increased NYPD Enforcement around Schools This Week and Introduction of a New Traffic-Safety School Curriculum
Under Operation School Safe Passage, NYPD is this week targeting enforcement of hazardous parking and moving violations near schools
NYC DOT is on track to add at least 75 lane miles to the citywide network this year, including a record 18 fully protected lane miles, exceeding projections, and 43 miles of exclusive lanes
West Mt Eden Avenue -- from Jerome Avenue to Macombs Road – is converted to a one-way street, increasing pedestrian safety, reducing congestion and increasing vehicle visibility
A new crossing midblock on Gold Street between York and Sands Streets facilitates pedestrian crossings among buildings within NYCHA’s Farragut Houses
Corner of Kenmare and Lafayette in Manhattan was subject of neighborhood safety concerns, including through a video by a 9-year-old who walks home from school through the intersection
Over fifteen miles of physically protected bike lanes already in pipeline, with more projects on the way Expansion of bike lanes and cycling has already helped drive Vision Zero's success
Scientific and DOT data show changing clocks increases incidence of crashes
Traffic fatalities down 22%—66 fewer lives lost—since 2013, before Vision Zero launched
Mayor announces $115 million in new capital funds to build on Vision Zero progress, including Safe Routes to Schools and traffic calming measures on key thoroughfares; City also piloting new initiative to test safer left turn designs
New York City Department of Transportation unveils new pedestrian safety improvements at the Intersection of 7th Avenue and West 4th Street. Improvements include expanded pedestrian space, expanded concrete triangle at the Christopher Street subway entrance, and a new crosswalk.
NYC Fleet Newsletter
Department of Citywide Administration Services’ Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch and City Chief Fleet Officer Keith Kerman present the first citywide Good Operator (GO) Awards to recognize 65 daily drivers from 13 City agencies for their commitment to safe, focused, and responsible driving.
New York City Department of Transportation to unveil design proposal for protected bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue in Upper West Side. The first phase of the project would include a parking protected bike lane from West 72nd Street to West 110th Street, to be implemented in Spring 2016.
MTA New York City Transit has begun to test new technologies aimed at improving safety for drivers, bus customers and pedestrians. The 60-day tests of pedestrian turn warning and collision avoidance systems will determine if a full pilot of one or both systems can proceed in 2016.
New York City Department of Transportation unveils new traffic and pedestrian safety improvements at Rockaway Parkway outside the Brooklyn Ascend Lower Charter School. Hundreds of families from the charter school and New Yorkers will benefit of the new mid-block, signalized crosswalk with a concrete pedestrian refuge island, amongst other safety improvements.
As School Year Begins, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announces full installation of speed camera program is complete. Cameras are now in place at the maximum amount of locations (140) authorized by the state as the school year begins. As DOT implemented more speed camera locations, daily violations have dropped by an average of 60 percent.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that shovels are hitting the ground on a $100 million Vision Zero project to redesign Queens Boulevard as a safe, livable corridor that will protect residents, connect neighborhoods and improve the borough's quality of life.
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation today that will lower the default speed limit in New York City from 30 to 25 miles per hour. Beginning November 7, the speed limit on all streets will be 25 mph, unless otherwise posted.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced a major initiative that will in many ways transform the way NYPD officers perform their duties. Using criminal asset forfeiture funds secured by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office through recent sanctions cases, the $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative will provide NYPD officers with up to 41,000 mobile devices, including tablet computers and handheld devices that will streamline law enforcement efforts, increase the safety of New Yorkers as well as police officers, and ensure fairness within the City's criminal justice system.
"There is no question this will save lives. Speeding on our streets is taking the lives of our children and our neighbors. Lowering the citywide speed limit is a powerful new tool we can combine with education, enforcement and better-designed streets."
"Intro 371-A allows for civil penalties for drivers who flee the scene of a crash without providing name, residence, license and insurance information to the victim and/or police officer. These penalties could be in addition to any other criminal or civil penalties that might be assessed under the vehicle and traffic law. The bill provides the NYPD with another tool to encourage drivers to comply with one of the most basic rules of the road, which is if you're involved in a crash, you must stop and report it. The bill also supports, as I said, our Vision Zero effort overall - raising awareness, adding consequences, reminding people to follow the laws and slow down."
Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and New York State Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein today announced the expanded installation of speed cameras citywide near schools, as part of Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero plan.
"Speeding is a citywide problem, and lowering the speed limit is a citywide solution. This is another vital step toward making New York City streets safer for every family. Our Vision Zero initiative's mission is to save lives, and that is precisely what this legislation accomplishes. We are thankful to have a strong partner in Governor Cuomo, and look forward to working with our state colleagues as we move to implement this vital law..."
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced fourteen additional Arterial Slow Zones to be implemented in the coming months. Beginning Monday, August 4, the first of this second round of Slow Zones will be implemented at Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, between East 161 Street to Bainbridge Avenue, a five-mile stretch. The speed limit will be lowered by 5 mph and new signs indicating this change will be put up.
Joined by Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, NYPD Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and members of the City Council, the Mayor signed 11 bills supporting the City's Vision Zero initiative by enhancing traffic data collection and enforcement efforts, codifying safety engineering commitments, and updating the city's legal code to enhance penalties for dangerous driving.
"...Reducing speeding is a critical element of our Vision Zero initiative, and we applaud the State Legislature for empowering New York City to lower speed limits and better protect our people..."
"From curbing speeding to holding dangerous drivers accountable, these bills are a major step forward for our Vision Zero initiative. They will protect families and make our neighborhoods safer..."
Initiative yields more than 4,500 summonses issued citywide
The New York City Police Department today announced the results of a speeding initiative conducted citywide this week. Officers issued a total of 4,814 speeding summonses during the initiative. The initiative is a part of the NYPD's effort to reduce traffic collisions and conditions that cause death and injury.
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today thanked all New Yorkers for their contributions to the Vision Zero initiative, and provided details on the continuing series of public workshops...The Commissioner also announced that New Yorkers have made more than 10,000 contributions to the administration's Vision Zero online portal.
Initiative yields more than 5,000 summonses issued in the five Boroughs
The New York City Police Department today announced the results of a safety initiative conducted citywide last week which focused on addressing cell phone use while driving and failing to yield to pedestrians. Officers issued a total of 5,258 summonses during the initiative. The initiative is a part of the NYPD's effort to reduce traffic collisions and conditions that cause death and injury to pedestrians.
The New York City Police Department today announced a citywide speeding enforcement operation.
The initiative will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20th and May 21st. The initiative will begin at midnight, Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 and will conclude 48 hours later.
DOT will reduce the speed limit on East Gun Hill Road to 25 m.p.h. along a three mile stretch that has seen four fatalities since 2008
Redesigned intersection reflects Mayor de Blasio's more than $51 million preliminary budget commitment to funding Vision Zero and safer streets citywide
The complex intersection, site of two fatalities in January, increases pedestrian crossing time and makes access to subways easier and safer
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced the release of "Cross This Way," a dynamic new video designed to highlight street safety tips for students in grades four through six.
NYC DOT, NYPD, Council Member Rodriguez and Senator Espaillat Announce Northern Manhattan Safety Initiatives: an Arterial Slow Zone on Broadway, the Expansion of a Vision Zero Awareness Campaign and a Pedestrian Safety Project at Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive
Upper Broadway will be the fourth of 25 planned arterial slow zones, with speed limits reduced to 25 m.p.h. along the 8.3 mile corridor that has seen 24 fatalities since 2008
Northern Blvd. will be the latest of 25 planned arterial slow zones, with speed limits reduced to 25 m.p.h. along the first phase of the corridor, beginning with 4.2 miles that have seen 5 fatalities since 2008.
"With the Senate's vote today, our lawmakers have put forward a powerful commitment to protect our children from dangerous speeding cars on our city's streets. This bill will bring us a critical step closer to achieving this administration's goal of zero pedestrian deaths in New York City..."
With the Assembly's vote today, we are one step closer to the expansion of school slow zones throughout our city where we can install speed cameras, allowing us to protect our children and make our streets safer..."
New York City is one of three cities nationwide to receive prestigious National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pedestrian safety grant following competitive application process.
NYC DOT, NYPD, State Senator Squadron, State Senator Dilan, Assembly Member Lentol and Council Member Levin Announce an Arterial Slow Zone On McGuinness Blvd., Continuing the Rollout of this Important Vision Zero Initiative
McGuinness Blvd. now joins Atlantic Avenue and the Grand Concourse as a 25 mph Arterial Slow Zone, with signal re-timings and new signage to be added in the coming weeks.
The Grand Concourse will be the second of 25 planned arterial slow zones, joining Atlantic Avenue; traffic signals to be retimed for 25 m.p.h. along the 5.2 mile corridor that has seen 12 fatalities between 2008 and 2012.
The first of 25 planned arterial slow zones be installed this month, retiming traffic lights for 25 m.p.h. speeds along nearly eight miles of Atlantic Avenue; other locations to follow throughout the year.
NYC DOT and DEP Commissioners And Partners Encourage Safe Driving In and Around Work Zones Citywide as Part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 7-11.
The enhanced program will include nine camera-equipped trailers designed to better document and deter reckless driving through work zones and aligns with Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative to make streets safer for everyone.
Nine public workshops planned citywide will provide for extensive community input and pedestrian safety planning as DOT and the NYPD pursue the Vision Zero initiatives announced earlier this year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today released his administration's Vision Zero Action Plan, laying out a comprehensive roadmap to drastically reduce traffic-related deaths on New York City streets.
An interagency task force has spent the past month developing new strategies to make streets safer, ranging from lowering the citywide speed limit to increasing enforcement against speeding and failure to yield to pedestrians. The unprecedented effort comprises new legislation, changes to city policies, public education, and community outreach.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced an interagency working group dedicated to implementing his "Vision Zero" plan and preventing traffic fatalities. The mayor charged the New York Police Department, Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Taxi & Limousine Commission with developing a comprehensive roadmap to eliminate deadly crashes, especially those involving pedestrians.