Polly Trottenberg

A surveillance image shows a motorist striking a pedestrian in Astoria, Queens, in May 2014. (credit: CBS2/NYPD)

City Unveils ‘Vision Zero’ Pedestrian Safety Plan For Queens

Polly Trottenberg, commissioner of the city’s Department of Transportation, said efforts will focus on Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Elmhurst.

02/17/2015

FILE -- A man uses a crosswalk. (Credit: CBS 2)

Advocates Looking For Ways To Make NYC Streets Safer For Pedestrians

The advocacy group Families for Safe Streets estimates every 35 hours someone is killed in traffic in New York City.

01/23/2015

New York City Pothole (credit: CBS 2)

CBS2 Investigates: As Winter Sets In, What Is Being Done To Fix The City’s Pothole Problem?

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.

01/05/2015

Crossing at Delancey St. and Pitt st. in the Lower East Side. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

DOT Installs Pedestrian Island, Crosswalk At Dangerous LES Intersection

Crossing Delancey and Pitt streets in the Lower East Side just got safer.

12/12/2014

New 25 mph speed limit signs are seen at the Department of Transportation garage in Maspeth, Queens on Nov. 6, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC’s New 25 MPH Speed Limit Goes Into Effect On Most City Streets

Crews were out Friday putting up new signs to replace those showing higher speed limits.

11/07/2014

New 25 mph speed limit signs are seen at the Department of Transportation garage in Maspeth, Queens on Nov. 6, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New 25 MPH NYC Speed Limit Takes Effect Friday

The new default speed limit, which goes into effect Friday, will apply to all streets where no other limit is posted.

11/06/2014

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NY, NJ To Get $3.3B In Federal Funds For Sandy-Related Transit Improvements

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said it’s the last big chunk of Sandy funds the federal Transportation Department has to dole out.

09/27/2014

Jill Tarlov (credit: LinkedIn)

Funeral To Be Held For Jill Tarlov, Former 1010 WINS Employee Struck By Cyclist In Central Park

Jill Tarlov was struck last Thursday on West Drive at 62nd Street at a traffic light-enforced crosswalk and suffered head trauma.

09/24/2014

Jill Tarlov (credit: LinkedIn)

Jill Tarlov, Former 1010 WINS Employee Struck By Cyclist In Central Park, Dies

Mike Wittman, a senior vice president of finance at CBS, announced the death of his wife, Jill Tarlov, in an emailed statement Monday morning.

09/22/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the installation of more speed cameras need New York City schools on Sept. 2, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

More Speed Cameras Being Installed Near NYC Schools

New York City is installing more speed cameras near schools as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan.

09/02/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Police Begin Enforcing New Reduced Speed Limits In NYC

City officials are hoping that by lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph and ticketing drivers, they can help prevent future fatalities.

08/04/2014

Muni-meter on the Upper West Side. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Assemblyman To Distribute Plastic Holders For ‘Flimsy’ Muni Meter Receipts

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.

07/22/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Lawmakers Give OK To 25 MPH Speed Limit For New York City

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.

06/20/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Council’s Speed Limit Bill May Be Stopped In Its Tracks

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.

06/19/2014

Speed Camera Car

CBS 2 Exclusive: An Inside Look At New York City’s Speed Camera Cars

The words “smile, you’re on candid camera” have taken on new meaning in the city’s crackdown on speeding motorists.

06/18/2014

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