New York City is launching a measure designed to keep pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists from getting trapped under a truck in a collision.
The Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives have given out their 2014 Pokey and Schleppie awards.
Forty were killed this year, compared with 60 during the same period last year, and those injured by vehicles dropped by 8 percent.
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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.
Previously, crash investigators were summoned only when at least one victim had died or was “likely to die.”
Councilman Brad Lander and other lawmakers say countdown clocks at city bus shelters will make commuting for New Yorkers a little easier.
The country’s largest bike sharing system will launch in New York City next spring.
Stefanie Gray is about to make that MetroCard swipe worth every penny and she tries to set the record for passing through every subway station.
Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.
More than 600 people texted their responses over the last week to Transportation Alternatives on whether their MTA commutes have improved, worsened or remained the same since the agency made major cuts since 2009.
The report, which focused on neighborhoods on Manhattan’s East Side, found that children are most often struck by drivers near public housing.
The winner of this year’s uncoveted gold snail on a pedestal is the M50 crosstown bus which the groups said clocked in at 3.5 mph at noon on a weekday.
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.
Artist Mathieu Lefevre, 30, was struck and killed by a flatbed truck last Wednesday while riding his bike at Meserole Street and Morgan Avenue in Williamsburg.