NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, 2014 was the safest year for pedestrians in New York City in more than 100 years.

As 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported, the mayor was very proud of his Vision Zero report card on Wednesday.

“Since 1910 — 105 years ago — this was the safest year for New York City pedestrians,” de Blasio said.

The mayor credited the dropping numbers with additional speed cameras, the lowering of the speed limit and changes made to intersections across the city, Papa reported.

“134 pedestrian deaths in 2014, down from 180 in 2013,” de Blasio said.

Juan Clark’s store is on the corner of East Tremont and Silver Street in the Bronx — a once complicated intersection that’s now been streamlined.

“I used to hear accidents all the time; screeching, ambulances all the time. And it has really considerably slowed down and it’s been great,” he said.

Clark told Papa his father died at the hands of a motorist, so he is all for safer streets.

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