The success of Vision Zero is in the hands of the city’s pedestrians and drivers, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
With 11 people, including seven pedestrians, killed in traffic accidents in just the first two weeks of the New Year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling a stop to what he calls an epidemic.
A few weeks following the fatal accident of an off-duty police officer off the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYPD have implemented a new change looking to increase safety for drivers and pedestrians. The DOT and NYPD announced on Tuesday the single lane of the Queens-bound outer roadway of the [...]
Local elected officials are calling for a change in the law to prevent another child, like 8-year-old Noshat Nahian, from losing their life.
Following a series of accidents at the same site in 2011, State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymember Catherine Nolan sent a letter to the DOT demanding the redesign the ramp and continue to improve temporary safety measures.
It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]
BY JOHANN HAMILTON A three-day enforcement initiative across New York City resulted in more than 700 summonses citywide. The NYPD announced the results of a speed enforcement initiative conducted last weekend, during which 736 summonses were issued to motorists. The initiative, which began on Friday, October 11, was instituted in the hopes of limiting speeding [...]
A family and community are left mourning three-year-old Olvin Jahir Figueroa after he was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on October 11 at approximately 9:50 p.m. the toddler was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother [...]
A two-year-old boy is dead after being hit by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on Friday night at approximately 9:50 p.m. Jaied Gigueroa was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother when a white 2011 Acura moving northbound on [...]
By Mayor Michael Bloomberg New York is entering the new year riding a crest of good news. On average, we’re living longer and healthier lives than ever. We’re also the safest big city in the nation, and safer from crime, fire and traffic fatalities than at any time in modern memory. And we have good [...]