This Week: NYPD Traffic Safety and De Blasio, Astoria Bike-Share

It’s a busy week on the Streetsblog calendar, including a panel discussion on NYPD’s traffic safety agenda and events to demand action after two young lives were lost to traffic violence.

Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing of events. Here are some highlights:

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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First Highlights From de Blasio’s Vision Zero Announcement

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Mayor de Blasio is at PS 152 in Queens this afternoon with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to discuss the administration’s initiatives to sharply reduce traffic deaths and injuries. We’ll have a full report later today, but here’s what reporter Stephen Miller has broadcast on Twitter so far… De Blasio announces […]

This Week: The Media’s Role in NYC Street Safety

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If you believe New York’s local press can do a better job covering traffic violence and street safety issues, the event for you is happening Thursday. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the American Society of News Editors are putting on a roundtable discussion “about the state of pedestrian safety in NYC, how it’s covered, […]

This Week: March Against Traffic Violence in Jackson Heights

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In response to vehicular violence that killed three children in the neighborhood, Jackson Heights residents will demonstrate today for better enforcement and safer streets. At the end of the week, the Pratt Center is hosting a panel discussion about what an equitable agenda for transportation and planning could look like under the de Blasio administration. […]

Bill Bratton Will Be the Police Chief Tasked With Implementing Vision Zero

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has selected Bill Bratton to serve as New York City’s next police commissioner. Bratton occupied the same post from 1994 to 1996 under the Giuliani administration and is credited with pioneering data-driven policing techniques. After Bratton left, one of the innovations his deputies introduced was TrafficStat, a system that tracked crash […]

This Week: Rally for Traffic Justice at NYPD HQ

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The highlight of the Streetsblog calendar this week is Wednesday’s rally led by Transportation Alternatives calling on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and NYPD to uphold traffic laws and hold reckless drivers accountable. You can RSVP here. Today: The City Council Transportation Committee will consider a pair of bills introduced by committee chair James Vacca that […]

This Week: First Vision Zero Workshops, Woodhaven SBS

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The de Blasio administration’s Vision Zero initiative enters a new phase this week with the first public workshops where New Yorkers can tell agency officials how they want to make their neighborhood streets safer. If you have ideas about which streets need to be improved and how, these workshops are your chance to shape the […]