To help NYPD catch hit-and-run drivers, this weekend the city will launch an Amber Alert-style system to notify the public when a serious crash happens. Most drivers who critically injure or kill people and leave the scene in NYC are never arrested.
Without an engaged mayor who understands how he can improve the situation, New York's relentless traffic dysfunction will continue.
It's an indictment of the approach to transportation planning that opts for pedestrian bridges instead of making streets safe for people to cross on foot.
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De Blasio announced no increases for the city's street redesign budget, nor any other changes to traffic safety policy levers that he directly controls.
The city will increase the size of its bus fleet 16 percent, part of a plan to add service on existing routes, expand service to new routes, and prioritize buses with dedicated lanes.