Vision Zero

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: No Decision Made On Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

The mayor promised that the task force will examine the safety ramifications and crowed, “I think what we’ve done with Vision Zero is beyond what any previous administration has done.”

08/25/2015

Officials unveil new safety pedestrian improvements near Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Aug. 24, 2015. (credit: NYC DOT/Twitter)

Officials Unveil Pedestrian Safety Improvements Near Barclays Center

New safety pedestrian improvements are coming to a dangerous intersection near Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

08/24/2015

Queens Boulevard in Woodside, Queens on July 23, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Wants To Transform Dangerous Queens Road Into ‘Boulevard Of Life’

The city is investing $100 million to transform Queens Boulevard from the “boulevard of death” into the “boulevard of life,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.

07/23/2015

Prospect Park (credit: CBS2)

Ban On Cars On West Drive In Prospect Park Takes Effect

West Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Park Circle, which had been open to vehicles for two hours during weekday afternoons, will now be permanently car free.

07/06/2015

An NYPD Highway Patrol officer holds a Lidar laser gun to catch speeders. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Technology Credited With Big Increase In NYC Speeding Tickets

Drivers in New York City are speeding into ticket trouble in record numbers.

05/20/2015

New ads are debuting as part of the city's "Vision Zero" campaign aimed to raise awareness of dangerous behavior on city roadways. (credit: NYC DOT/YouTube)

New ‘Vision Zero’ Ad Showcasing Dangerous Driving Behavior Debuts

The first ad, called “Racer,” shows a driver and a young cyclist both heading out for a ride until the distracted driver collides with the child.

05/04/2015

Mayor De Blasio Talks to CBS2's Tony Aiello about controversial anti-cop video (CBS2)

New Street Sweepers To Play Role In de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision Zero’ plan the city is getting new street sweepers that will give drivers a better view of the road.

04/15/2015

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)

Advocacy Group: Pump $2.4 Billion Per Year Into Fixing Dangerous Roads

An advocacy group said Tuesday said while the mayor’s program to improve traffic safety is admirable, it will require a lot more effort – and a lot more money – to make the city’s roads truly safe.

04/13/2015

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)

Number Of Speeding Tickets Issued Increases Thousands Following Speed Limit Change

The speed limit has decreased in New York City from 30 to 25, but the number of speeding tickets has increased thousands.

03/03/2015

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Councilman Wants Clarity On How NYPD Is Applying Vision Zero Law

Councilman Rory Lancman said the law has led to a number of arrests, including half a dozen bus drivers.

03/02/2015

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NYC Officials Outline ‘Vision Zero’ Pedestrian Safety Plan For Bronx

City officials outlined a new pedestrian safety plan for the Bronx Wednesday as the de Blasio administration marks the one year anniversary of the Vision Zero program with a five-borough tour.

02/18/2015

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

Jiahuan Xu was struck by a bus in Brooklyn on Friday, Feb. 13. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Family Fears Teen Could Lose Leg After Being Struck By Bus

A teenage girl was struck by a bus while crossing the street in Brooklyn early Friday, and there were worries that she could lose her leg.

02/13/2015

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

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