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May 5, 2016

At Brooklyn Public Library, NYC DOT Announces Distribution of New Free Vision Zero Bicycle Helmet and Releases its ‘Cycling in the City‘ Brief

Starting this week, DOT will give away 23,000 helmets; Brooklyn Public Library will host first giveaway and fitting Thursday from 3:30-7:00pm, in advance of Library's annual Bike the Branches event on Saturday, May 7. DOT Brief shows popularity of cycling in New York City has ‘exploded’; more than ¾ of a million New Yorkers ride regularly, a growth rate of 49% in last five years.

April 29, 2016

Tunnel at 88th Road and Cross Island Parkway in Queens Beautified with a Mural with the Help of Thirty Middle School Students

The mural “Our Treasures are Within” celebrates the empowerment of youth

April 29, 2016

NYC DOT Unveils Fully Protected Two-Way Bikeway Over the Pulaski Bridge Connecting Brooklyn and Queens

Elected officials, cyclists and community members join to celebrate with “first ride” from Long Island City to Greenpoint. Bikeway on west side of span will give cyclists and pedestrians separated paths, doubling total space from previously shared path.

April 29, 2016

NYC DOT and NYC DDC Announce Milling and Paving of Canal Street to Begin Next Week

Contracted milling and paving managed by the NYC Department of Design and Construction begins Monday night, May 2nd and is expected to last 3 weeks

April 28, 2016

During Grandparents Week, Transportation Department, Police Department and Department for the Aging Announce Education and Enforcement Efforts to Keep Seniors Safe on City Streets

In era of Vision Zero, New Yorkers over age 60 comprise nearly half of all pedestrian traffic fatalities. In communities with a high concentration of crashes, education will be followed by targeted enforcement against driving behavior especially dangerous to seniors, including speeding and failure to yield.


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