The street safety advocates at Hell's Kitchen-based Chekpeds have relaunched NYC Crash Mapper, a tool lets you drill down on traffic crash data in your neighborhood, community board, or City Council district. The new Crash Mapper interface is a step up from City Hall's Vision Zero View tool, which launched in 2014, in some important ways.
Split-phase traffic signals protect pedestrians and cyclists by separating them from turning drivers — people walking and biking across the street get their own signal phase, and drivers turning into the crosswalk get another. Research indicates that split-phase signals are highly effective at preventing traffic injuries and deaths. But when DOT revealed its strategy to reduce crashes caused by left-turning […]