Vision Zero

The phrase they repeat is “one every 30 hours” — the death rate from traffic crashes in the city last year. Helped by Bloomberg administration initiatives, the number of fatalities fell to 245 in 2011 from 393 in 2001, but worsened the past two years, climbing to a preliminary estimate of 286 in 2013 (a majority of them pedestrians and bicyclists). Older statistics were far worse: 701 deaths in 1990 and 1,360 in 1929. The goal of activists is for tools like lower speed limits, speed cameras and better police enforcement to bring the number to zero, or close to it. It’s a Swedish concept called Vision Zero, and Mayor de Blasio embraced the idea at a news conference in mid-January. [link]

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