Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst.
The victim, 29-year-old Khendrai Williams, of East Orange, was struck and killed around 12:30 a.m. at McCarter Highway and Market Street, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.
The mayor was very proud of his Vision Zero report card on Wednesday.
Wesley Mensing and a 30-year-old woman were crossing a street Saturday evening when a Mercedes-Benz SUV hit them both, police said. The woman is hospitalized in stable condition.
Jenna Daniels, 15, of Staten Island, died of severe head trauma after the accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Bayview Avenue, police said.
The woman, who was in her 60s, was walking on Ralph Avenue and East 65 Street in the Flatlands neighborhood when she was hit by a Nissan Pathfinder and dragged about 200 feet.
Three people have been struck and killed by cars this year in the Rockland County town, and five pedestrians were struck in the span of a week.
De Blasio said he was right to call the plan Vision Zero because it’s calling out to people to change their behavior.
A complete redesign of West End from West 72nd to West 106th streets has been fast-tracked by city transportation officials.
New lower speed limits — part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative aimed at curbing pedestrian deaths — will take effect on some major roadways Monday.
Jean Chambers was struck around 11 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and West End Avenue by a 2004 Ford Explorer as its driver made a left turn, police said.
Mary McCabe, 51, hit a man with her car on Route 25 at College Road in Selden shortly after 9 p.m., police said.
Due to a rise of fatalities and injuries, national experts on pedestrian street safety conducted a guided walking audit of Long Island’s deadliest thoroughfares Thursday.
Christal Aliotta, 31, a mother of two, was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital North.
The Long Island Democrat’s bill would require bicycle and pedestrian lanes be factored in when building roadways.