By all indications, 2010 should have been a banner year for street safety in New York. As the city continued to roll out physical improvements to reduce risks to pedestrians and cyclists and announced unprecedented further measures to come, state legislators stepped up with new laws intended to hold accountable, however incrementally, motorists whose negligence […]
When the book is written on the fight for traffic justice in New York City, an entire chapter might well be devoted to 2012. This was the year when Commissioner Ray Kelly’s NYPD revealed to the City Council that only a handful of officers are assigned to investigate serious traffic crashes. The public learned that, […]
Yesterday, the city of Chicago rolled out a sweeping new plan for pedestrian safety [PDF]. With some 250 recommendations — including traffic-calming measures like pedestrian islands, chicanes and midblock curb bumpouts — Chicago joins cities like New York and Portland in formalizing a plan to meet targets for reducing pedestrian injuries and deaths. Chicago Department […]
Seventeen vulnerable users were killed on city streets in April, according to the latest NYPD crash data report [PDF]. City-wide, 12 pedestrians and five cyclists were fatally struck by drivers: three pedestrians and one cyclist in Manhattan; three pedestrians and one cyclist in the Bronx; four pedestrians and two cyclists in Brooklyn; one pedestrian and […]
Each year, scores of pedestrians and cyclists die on New York City streets, while thousands are injured. Though the total number of road fatalities is trending down, those who get around the city on foot and by bike have seen their casualty rate rise. Incidents of vehicle-inflicted violence are so frequent that many go unreported […]
SUVs are designed for death. And they're dominating the U.S. auto market.