Vision Zero

A Brooklyn teen is taking action after three friends were killed in separate car accidents. (Credit: CBS2)

Friends’ Deaths Prompt Brooklyn Teen To Launch ‘Vision Zero Youth Council’

A Brooklyn teen is taking action after several of her classmates died within months of each other.

01/22/2015

Mayor de Blasio announces lowest traffic fatalities in more than 100 years (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor: Vision Zero Initiative Aided In Fewest Pedestrian Deaths Since 1910

The mayor was very proud of his Vision Zero report card on Wednesday.

01/14/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio’s First Year In Office Defined By Liberal Victories, NYPD Crisis

De Blasio has appeared triumphant against some of those outside forces — notably during the Ebola scare — and has become a national progressive voice, but the police shooting has pushed his young mayoralty into its biggest crisis yet.

12/29/2014

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs measure that reduces the citywide speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Signs Measure Reducing City Speed Limit From 30 MPH To 25

The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.

10/27/2014

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, TLC Launch ’25 Days to 25 MPH’ Public Awareness Campaign

Workers with the Department of Transportation were handing out flyers Wednesday to drivers on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, warning motorists of the impending speed limit reduction.

10/15/2014

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)

New York City Speed Limit To Officially Drop To 25 MPH On Nov. 7

Get ready to slow down on city streets. For the first time in more than 50 years the City Council has voted to lower the speed limit.

10/07/2014

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

TLC Cracking Down On Unsafe Taxi Drivers

The TLC issued 5,000 safety-related summonses so far this year. That’s a 95 percent increase from last year.

09/30/2014

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)

Mayor De Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan Under Fire Following Pedestrian Deaths

De Blasio said he was right to call the plan Vision Zero because it’s calling out to people to change their behavior.

09/29/2014

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law lowering New York City's speed limit (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPH

A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.

08/09/2014

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

Traffic cop (Credit: CBS 2)

New Slow Zones To Take Effect Monday In NYC

New lower speed limits — part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative aimed at curbing pedestrian deaths — will take effect on some major roadways Monday.

08/03/2014

Ambulance (credit: clipart.com)

Police: Pedestrian Killed By SUV On Upper West Side

Jean Chambers was struck around 11 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and West End Avenue by a 2004 Ford Explorer as its driver made a left turn, police said.

07/10/2014

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