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City Launches New Vision Zero Map Tracking Traffic Deaths

Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative seeks to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024 in New York City. There have been over 200 people killed in these incidents so far this year. The city has recently unveiled its latest Vision Zero initiative: the Vision Zero View – a comprehensive map for people to track all […]

Governor Cuomo Lowers New York City Speed Limit to 25 Mph

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law on August 9 mandating that the citywide speed limit be lowered to 25 mph. The previous speed limit was 30 mph but community activists and Albany legislation continued to propose lowering the limit to reduce pedestrian fatalities. The bill is part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Package of Life-Saving Traffic Safety Bills

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – 08:30 Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed new bills that will enhance safety efforts by the DOT, NYPD, and TLC and further administration’s goal of eliminating traffic fatalities. The Mayor visited the site of a newly redesigned intersection in Queens to sign a package of vital legislation that will […]

Bill to Reduce Speed Limit to 25 mph in NYC Gains Favor

The proposal to lower the New York City speed limit to 25 mph gained some favor last Tuesday. A bill in the State Senate won the support of the Mayor de Blasio administration and some traffic safety advocates. If the bill is passed, this could be the most significant change yet under Bill de Blasio’s […]

Taxi Drivers Respond to Mayor de Blasio’s Traffic Safety Plan

In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to improve pedestrian safety and prevent traffic fatalities, one of his goals is to shut off the taxi meter in the middle of a fare if the driver is speeding. Taxi drivers have responded to this plan rather negatively. Taxi drivers have been at the center of the debate […]