Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst.
The advocacy group Families for Safe Streets estimates every 35 hours someone is killed in traffic in New York City.
Potholes have become just another part of the daily grind fro New Yorkers. So much so that a national study found more than 50 percent of New York’s roads are in poor condition.
Crossing Delancey and Pitt streets in the Lower East Side just got safer.
Crews were out Friday putting up new signs to replace those showing higher speed limits.
The new default speed limit, which goes into effect Friday, will apply to all streets where no other limit is posted.
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said it’s the last big chunk of Sandy funds the federal Transportation Department has to dole out.
Jill Tarlov was struck last Thursday on West Drive at 62nd Street at a traffic light-enforced crosswalk and suffered head trauma.
Mike Wittman, a senior vice president of finance at CBS, announced the death of his wife, Jill Tarlov, in an emailed statement Monday morning.
New York City is installing more speed cameras near schools as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan.
City officials are hoping that by lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph and ticketing drivers, they can help prevent future fatalities.
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has partnered with the city Department of Transportation for an effort to distribute receipt holders for those who park using Muni meters.
The state Assembly approved the city’s request late Thursday and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning as the Legislature worked to adjourn their six-month session.
State Sen. Dean Skelos said the City Council’s measure to lower the speed limit to 25 mph might not come to the Senate floor for a vote.
The words “smile, you’re on candid camera” have taken on new meaning in the city’s crackdown on speeding motorists.