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September 14, 2016

Vision Zero: Chancellor Fariña, Commissioner Trottenberg, and Transportation Chief Chan Announce Increased NYPD Enforcement around Schools This Week and Introduction of a New Traffic-Safety School Curriculum

Under Operation School Safe Passage, NYPD is this week targeting enforcement of hazardous parking and moving violations near schools
“Cross This Way” classroom curriculum focuses on preventing crashes, helping keep kids safe while walking City streets
Motorists are also reminded that school speed-zone cameras will also be in full effect this month in 140 different school zones with high crash histories

September 14, 2016

NYC DOT Releases Strategic Plan 2016 Laying Out Vision for a Safe, Green, Smart, and Equitable Transportation Future

Plan outlines DOT’s commitment to improving traffic safety and public health, expanding travel choices, supporting New York City’s efforts to fight climate change, doubling cycling, and maintaining streets and bridges in a state of good repair
Protected bike lane along Delancey Street leading to and from the Williamsburg Bridge is among projects envisioned for 2017

September 2, 2016

DOT to Begin Issuing Bus Lane Camera Violations along the New B46 Select Bus Service Route in Brooklyn on Friday, September 9, 2016

DOT has now activated cameras along nine bus routes, keeping them clear for buses and reducing commute times for hundreds of thousands of daily bus riders.
Issuance of violations will begin on Friday, September 9, 2016

August 24, 2016

Vision Zero: NYC DOT Announces New Traffic Pattern and other Safety Improvements in Mount Eden Neighborhood of the Bronx

West Mt Eden Avenue -- from Jerome Avenue to Macombs Road – is converted to a one-way street, increasing pedestrian safety, reducing congestion and increasing vehicle visibility
To provide safe pedestrian space, DOT constructed a new sidewalk on the north side of the street and created two new enhanced high-visibility crosswalks

August 17, 2016

Vision Zero: NYC DOT Announces Completion of Traffic-Calming and Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Gold Street in Downtown Brooklyn

A new crossing midblock on Gold Street between York and Sands Streets facilitates pedestrian crossings among buildings within NYCHA’s Farragut Houses
Wider median adds parking and deters speeding; Gold Street had ranked among the top 10% of Brooklyn streets for serious crashes


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