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Hempstead Turnpike Safety Initiative - Elmont, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Officials Announce New Safety Efforts For Hempstead Turnpike

Hempstead Turnpike on Long Island has been listed as the most dangerous roadway in the Tr-State Area and on Monday, federal, state and local officials announced a new push for safety..

05/07/2012

Prospect Park Bike Lane Battle

Changes Proposed For Prospect Park Loop

Officials are considering changes to the Prospect Park Loop in Brooklyn that would eliminate a car lane to create one for pedestrians and another for cyclists.

02/28/2012

A woman locks up her bike on a Manhattan street on September 15, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bikers Beware: New Safety Rules Will Crack Down On Reckless Riders

Commercial and recreational bikers beware. Jimmy Vacca, chair of the City Council Transportation Committee is promising tough new safety rules in the coming year and strict enforcement of the current ones.

12/27/2011

Erika Lefevre at a demonstration outside One Police Plaza on Nov. 30, 2011 (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Advocates For Safer Streets Hold Rally Outside One Police Plaza

Transportation Alternatives and concerned citizens took to One Police Plaza on Wednesday demanding the NYPD enforce traffic laws to make city streets safer for pedestrians and bikers.

11/30/2011

CrashStat (credit: Transportation Alternatives)

Transportation Alternatives Maps NYC Pedestrian Crashes

The system – called CrashStat – is an interactive map. So, you can check out your own neighborhood.

10/17/2011

A truck involved in a collision at 145th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard - New York, NY - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Tony Aiello / CBS2)

Elderly Woman Killed After Pick-Up Truck Jumps Curb In Harlem

An 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair was struck and killed after a truck crashed onto a sidewalk full of pedestrians. The tragedy occurred after a livery car collided with the truck around 12:15 p.m. on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

06/02/2011

Pedestrian crossing sign (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Examines Pedestrian Deaths In NY, NJ

A new national report on pedestrian safety shows the New York, New Jersey area as having some of the country’s most dangerous streets.

05/25/2011

Springfield Avenue - Summit, NJ (file / credit: Daniel Case via Wikipedia)

Summit, N.J. Considers Adding More Sidewalks To Make Walking Safer

Part of the appeal of upscale Summit is the shady streets, the impeccably maintained Colonials and Tudors, and the lush lawns that stretch right up to the curb.

05/04/2011

A man rides a bicycle through Times Square - File / Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

City Council Moves To Require Tracking Of Bicycle Accidents

A quarter of a million people ride bicycles in New York City each day, but how safe are they, and how safe are pedestrians from them?

02/17/2011

Even after the snow had stopped falling in the Tri-State, massive snow banks linger as a hazard for drivers and pedestrians. (Credit: CBS 2)

Snow Banks Posing Yet Another Hazard After Winter Storms

At least one big hazard lingers in the Tri-State after the winter storms have departed – towering piles of snow that can hamper a driver’s view.

02/03/2011

Traffic is seen on 42nd Street - New York, NY - Jan 27, 2011 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Black Ice Remains A Concern After Winter Storm

“You can spin out in a heartbeat. You know, you never know with black ice, so I’m concerned about accidents happening,” said Matt Faivre of Tenafly.

02/03/2011

An ice scraper falls victim to the latest snowstorm - Montvale, NJ - Feb 2, 2011 - Photo: Tim Scheld / WCBS 880

Freezing Rain, Accumulating Ice Make Slushy Mess In NJ

Ice built up on untreated roads and sidewalks and made trees and power lines appear as if they were encased in crystal.

02/02/2011

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Yorktown To Drivers: Please Stay Off The Roads

Road crews have been out for hours struggling to stay ahead of the storm.

02/02/2011

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NYC Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Talking And Walking

After targeting distracted drivers, some New York lawmakers want to go after distracted walkers. They are looking to ban them from using iPods and cell phones while walking and crossing the street.

01/25/2011

Friday's snowstorm made Big Apple streets a mess. (credit: CBS 2)

Tired Of Winter Yet? In NYC, Some Aren’t

On Friday, the second winter storm to blow into the City in a week turned some streets into skating rinks and avenues into rivers of slush.

01/21/2011

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