In the first 10 days of 2017 there were 10 traffic fatalities in the five boroughs. Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative has received mixed reviews in regards to its success. While overall traffic fatalities have decreased year over year, there’s been a notable increase in pedestrian and cyclist deaths.
Concerned residents, advocates, and city officials are encouraging lawmakers to continue to evaluate how to keep drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists safe on NYC streets.
Last year the city installed 400 speed bumps around the city and created protected bike lanes on streets with a high numbers of injuries/fatalities (including Jay Street in Brooklyn and Chrystie Street in Manhattan).
This year city council members are urging authorities to promote enhanced collaboration of local prosecutors and law enforcement agents in order to hold negligent drivers accountable, specifically drivers involved in hit and run collisions.
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