Traffic fatalities drop 16% in 10 years of vision zero
Street safety advocates say hundreds of lives have been saved in New York City because of the Vision Zero started under former Mayor Bill de Blasio a decade ago.
Transportation Alternatives data shows traffic fatalities were lower by 16 percent in the last ten years compared to the decade preceding Vision Zero. Pedestrian deaths dropped by 29 percent. However, cyclists killed in the second five years of the Vision Zero era were up 41 percent compared from the first five years. Transportation Alternatives Director Danny Harris is urging Mayor Adams Administration to redesign more street corners to make them safer,
"We lack the leadership to take tools that work and bring them to every corner of the city"
data shows nearly all of the bike riders killed during the first decade of Vision Zero were killed on a street with no protected bicycle infrastructure.