Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst.
Mayor David Martin said the city plans to make street signage more consistent and synchronize traffic lights.
The council is ready to pass 17 bills and resolutions related to the mayor’s Vision Zero plan.
Legislation introduced in Albany dramatically expands the number of speed cameras in New York City, and lets Nassau and Suffolk counties install them too.
Signs of tension erupted on the Upper West Side Tuesday, as a pedestrian set up signs protesting a police initiative targeting pedestrians following a series of traffic deaths.
The report, which focused on neighborhoods on Manhattan’s East Side, found that children are most often struck by drivers near public housing.
There are over 300 roads in Nassau County on Long Island and many of them are just not safe for pedestrians.
New Jersey’s new crosswalk regulations have been in effect for several months but there is still plenty of confusion for both drivers and pedestrians.
Starting this month, 1,500 intersections across the city will get pedestrian countdown clocks and speed limits may be reduced to 20 mph in some residential areas.