Initiatives

Vision Zero Scorecard

The Vision Zero Action Plan was released in 2014 and outlined 63 separate initiatives that the Mayor's Office and a number of City Agencies are undertaking to reduce death and serious injury on our streets. Since then, the Vision Zero Task Force has added an additional 58 new initiatives (40 new initiatives were introduced in 2015 and this year we are adding 18 new initiatives).

The status of each initiative is listed below and City Agencies continue to make progress towards completion. The list below is up to date as of 5/31/16.


Year One Initiatives

ID# Agency Initiative Name Status
City Hall
1.1 City Hall/Ops Establish a permanent Vision Zero task force in the Mayor's Office of Operations Complete
1.2 City Hall/Ops Launch a Vision Zero website to gather input from New Yorkers and coordinate information about the City's Vision Zero plans and upcoming events and provide data Complete
1.3 City Hall/CAU/DOT Conduct Vision Zero presentations across the City Complete and Ongoing
1.4 City Hall/Ops Publish crash and safety data on a regular basis in user-friendly format(s) Complete and Ongoing
1.5 City Hall/Ops Partner with industry groups and vehicle manufacturers to educate fleet drivers and explore design changes to their automotive fleets Complete
1.6 City Hall/Intergov Lead a state legislative campaign to give the City power over the placement of speed and red-light cameras, power to reduce the citywide speed limit to 25 MPH, and ability to increase the penalties associated with dangerous driver behavior Complete and Ongoing
New York Police Department
1.7 NYPD Increase enforcement against dangerous moving violations, including speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, signal violations, improper turns/disobeying signage, and phoning/texting while driving  Complete and Ongoing
1.8 NYPD Increase speeding enforcement at the precinct level Complete and Ongoing
1.9 NYPD Purchase advanced speed detection equipment (LIDAR guns), upgrade speed detection technology available to precincts and train additional personnel Complete and Ongoing
1.10 NYPD Increase the Highway District to 263 personnel Complete and Ongoing
1.11 NYPD Expand Collision Investigation Squad cases to encompass all crashes with critical injuries. Complete
1.12 NYPD Modify precinct-level traffic plans to increase focus on pedestrian safety Complete
1.13 NYPD Update technology for capturing crash data Complete
1.14 NYPD Enhance training for officers to better record and preserve crash details and site evidence Complete
1.15 NYPD Broaden recruiting efforts for School Crossing Guards Complete
Department of Transportation
1.16 NYPD/DOT Conduct intensive street-level outreach and enforcement on safety problems and traffic laws, focused in areas with known crash histories Complete and Ongoing
1.17 NYPD/DOT Convene monthly meetings of the DOT Traffic Division and the NYPD Transportation Bureau to review traffic safety performance and set strategy for improvement Complete and Ongoing
1.18 NYPD/DOT Develop data-driven citywide enforcement strategy Complete
1.19 NYPD/DOT/CAU Develop borough-wide safety plans in close coordination with community boards, community organizations, and the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit Complete
1.20 NYPD/DOT Conduct targeted outreach in 500 schools each year, educating students about protecting themselves as safe pedestrians and working with their families for safer school zones Complete and Ongoing
1.21 DOT Complete 50 street improvement projects that enhanced safety by reengineering intersections and corridors Complete
1.22 DOT Create 25 new arterial slow zones Complete
1.23 DOT Implement eight new neighborhood slow zones Complete
1.24 DOT Install speed cameras at 20 new authorized locations Complete
1.25 DOT Install 250 speed humps, including in neighborhood slow zones Complete
1.26 DOT Enhance street lighting at 1,000 intersections In Progress
1.27 DOT Enhance maintenance of street markings In Progress
1.28 DOT Install traffic signals where needed Complete and Ongoing
1.29 DOT Implement additional street reconstruction safety projects In Progress
1.30 DOT Survey national and international best practices to expand potential strategies Complete and Ongoing
1.31 DOT Hold workshops for major street design projects Complete and Ongoing
1.32 DOT Undertake a high-quality ad campaign aimed at reducing speeding, failure-to-yield and other forms of reckless driving Complete and Ongoing
1.33 DOT Broaden the message and expand the reach of the "Choices" anti-DWI campaign Complete and Ongoing
1.34 DOT Double the number of programmable speed boards for the intensive education/enforcement initiative Complete
1.35 DOT Make effective, age-appropriate safety curriculum available to schools throughout the city Complete and Ongoing
1.36 DOT Partner with senior centers to increase communication and get specific feedback from aging New Yorkers about street safety improvements Complete and Ongoing
1.37 DOT Increase the number and visibility of hands-on safety demonstrations Complete and Ongoing
1.38 DOT Add safety flyers and messaging in DOT mailings such as Alternate Side Parking regulations and construction permits Complete and Ongoing
Taxi & Limousine Commission
1.39 DOT/TLC Issue summonses to TLC drivers identified by red light cameras Complete and Ongoing
1.40 DOT/TLC Update taxi school to account for new streetscape features and alert drivers to higher-crash street types Complete
1.41 TLC Create TLC safety enforcement squad equipped with speed radar equipment to enforce speed and safety regulations Complete
1.42 TLC Pilot program to place black box data recorders in TLC-licensed vehicles Complete and Ongoing
1.43 TLC Implement more comprehensive traffic safety curriculum for initial licensees Complete and Ongoing
1.44 TLC Create behind-the-wheel driving course for drivers who would benefit from additional instruction Complete and Ongoing
1.45 TLC Pilot technology that alerts passengers and drivers when they are traveling over the speed limit Complete and Ongoing
1.46 TLC Explore in-car technology that limits vehicle speed, warns drivers of impending collisions, or reduces the fare when the driver speeds Complete
1.47 TLC Introduce street safety public service announcements on Taxi TV Complete and Ongoing
1.48 TLC Use driver information monitors to send safety reminders to taxi drivers Complete and Ongoing
1.49 TLC Add safety flyers and messaging in TLC mailings to drivers Complete and Ongoing
1.50 TLC Include left turn reminder stickers in TLC licensed vehicles Complete
1.51 TLC Create publicly accessible "Honor Roll" of safe TLC drivers Complete
1.52 TLC Enhance enforcement against drivers offering for-hire service without a TLC license Complete
1.53 TLC Explore vehicle design requirements to improve safety Complete
1.54 TLC Pursue City law changes and new TLC rules to increase sanctions on TLC drivers who engage in dangerous behavior Complete
Department of Citywide Administration Services
1.55 DCAS Ensure all City fleet vehicles are equipped with technology that record speeding and other dangerous driving behaviors by the end of June 2016 In Progress
1.56 DCAS Upgrade the collision tracking system for the citywide fleet through the new NYC Fleet Focus system Complete
1.57 DCAS Oversee a Citywide expansion of Defensive Driver training courses for all employees driving City vehicles Complete
1.58 DCAS Recommend safety related devices and designs, such as high visibility vehicles, back-up cameras, and rear wheel side guards, for City vehicles and other vehicles under City regulation Complete
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
1.59 DOHMH Conduct public health surveillance on traffic-related hospitalizations and fatalities Complete and Ongoing
1.60 DOHMH/VZ Task Force Provide Vision Zero Task Force with public health data to help target traffic safety interventions Complete and Ongoing
1.61 DOHMH Include traffic fatalities and injuries and prevention messages in public health reports Complete and Ongoing
1.62 DOHMH/VZ Task Force Engage community public health partners in promoting Vision Zero goals Complete and Ongoing
1.63 DOHMH/DOT/
NYPD
Promote research on walking, driving, motorcycling, and bicycling behaviors and patterns in the city Complete and Ongoing

Year Two Initiatives

ID# Agency Initiative Name Status
Department of Transportation
2.1 NYPD/DOT/ TLC/DCAS/Ops Promote a new outreach and enforcement campaign of the new 25 MPH speed limit – Operation Drive 25 Complete and Ongoing
2.2 DOT/NYPD/ TLC/DOHMH/ DCAS/City Hall/Ops Develop and execute a comprehensive Vision Zero media campaign Complete and Ongoing
2.3 DOT/NYPD/TLC/DOHMH/DCAS/
City Hall/Ops
Expand collaboration with new partners, including the District Attorney's offices, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Complete
2.4 DOT/NYPD Identify priority corridors, intersections, and areas  Complete
2.5 DOT/NYPD Target safety education at priority corridors and priority areas Complete and Ongoing
2.6 DOT Implement 50 Vision Zero safety engineering improvements annually at priority corridors, intersections, and areas citywide, informed by outreach findings at project locations Complete and Ongoing
2.7 DOT Implement Vision Zero Great Streets In Progress
2.8 DOT Significantly expand exclusive pedestrian crossing time through the use of leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs) on all feasible priority corridors and priority intersections by end of 2017 Complete and Ongoing
2.9 DOT Modify signal timing to reduce off-peak speeding on all feasible priority corridors by the end of 2017 Complete
2.10 DOT Install expanded speed limit signage on all priority corridors in 2015 Complete
2.11 DOT Drive community input and engagement at priority corridors, intersections, and areas Complete and Ongoing
2.12 DOT Expand a bicycle network that improves safety for all road users (including at least 5 miles per year of protected bike paths) Complete and Ongoing
2.13 DOT Release motorcyclist crash study and list of proposed action items to aid in preventing future crashes In Progress
2.14 DOT Conduct study on severe injury and fatal bicyclist crashes and list of proposed action items to aid in preventing future crashes In Progress
2.15 DOT Install 75 Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) per year and develop additional accessibility measures In Progress
2.16 DOT Complete deployment of speed cameras and implement the majority of speed camera locations at priority corridors, intersections, and areas Complete
2.17 DOT Continue to reform off-hours programs for commercial deliveries to reduce conflicts with pedestrians In Progress
2.18 DOT/NYPD/
MTA
Partner with NYPD and MTA to develop and complete a study on large vehicles and use truck and large vehicle crash data to identify truck enforcement priority areas In Progress
2.19 DOT Proactively design for pedestrian safety in high-growth areas, including locations in the Housing New York plan Complete and Ongoing
2.20 DOT/NYPD Target street team outreach at priority corridors, intersections, and areas Complete and Ongoing
New York Police Department
2.21 DOT/NYPD Deploy dedicated enforcement on priority intersections and corridors and deploy dedicated resources to NYPD precincts that overlap substantially with priority areas as outlined in borough plans Complete and Ongoing
2.22 NYPD Increase training, awareness, and outreach  to address Administrative Code 19-190, a law creating a criminal misdemeanor penalty for New York City drivers who injure or kill pedestrians or cyclists with the right of way Complete and Ongoing
2.23 NYPD Implement and test a new model of enforcement that increases enforcement in areas both with high traffic fatalities/injuries and with high crime rates In Progress
2.24 NYPD Pilot a program to allow Traffic Enforcement Agents to respond to motor vehicle collisions involving only property damage Complete and Ongoing
2.25 NYPD Pilot a program to allow civilian members of the NYPD to work in the Intoxicated Driver Testing Unit In Progress
2.26 NYPD Increase outreach, education, and enforcement on motorcycle registration and the prohibition of dangerous and stunt behavior of motorcyclists Complete and Ongoing
2.27 DOT/NYPD Increase large vehicle and truck education and enforcement amongst precinct police and focus on truck safety education for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists In Progress
Taxi & Limousine Commission
2.28 TLC Develop a system to communicate safety information to TLC-licensed drivers Complete and Ongoing
2.29 TLC Advocate for a change in the New York State seatbelt law to remove the exemptions for taxis and liveries In Progress
2.30 TLC Expand required TLC driver education to car service drivers  Complete and Ongoing
2.31 TLC Introduce license renewal course for taxi and car service drivers, providing additional continuing education about safe driving Complete
2.32 TLC Engage taxi fleets and car service bases in promoting safe driving among TLC-licensed drivers Complete and Ongoing
2.33 TLC Create public service announcements (PSAs) to engage passengers in promoting safe driving by TLC licensees and educate partner agencies In Progress
Department of Citywide Administration Services
2.34 DCAS Recognize safe operators among City fleet drivers through "Good Operator" awards Complete and Ongoing
2.35 DCAS Install the first wave of 240 truck side guards and test their effectiveness Complete and Ongoing
2.36 DCAS Survey City fleet drivers regarding their perceptions of safety and safe driving as part of ongoing defensive driving initiative Complete and Ongoing
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
2.37 DOHMH Issue guidance on traffic safety messaging for older adults based on formative research. Complete
2.38 DOHMH Create new partnerships with schools and priority neighborhoods that will promote Vision Zero and active living Complete and Ongoing
2.39 DOHMH Link traffic crash event and hospitalization data to describe patterns and risk factors for traffic-related injuries Complete and Ongoing
2.40 DOHMH/VZ Task Force Identify priority topics for research and evaluation of Vision Zero efforts Complete and Ongoing

Year Three Initiatives

ID# Agency Initiative Name Status
Department of Transportation
3.1 DOT Pilot a left-turn initiative focused on safer left-turn designs In Progress
3.2 DOT Prepare for deployment of Connected Vehicle Technology pilot In Progress
3.3 DOT, DOE Incorporate VZ curriculum designed for students in grades 4-6 In Progress
Department of Citywide Administration Services
3.4 DCAS Restrict the use of hands-free mobile devices for City drivers in City vehicles Complete
3.5 DCAS Standardize vehicle safety messaging and signage In Progress
3.6 DCAS Install second wave of truck sideguards In Progress
3.7 DCAS Research and report on driver alert systems for Safe Fleet Transition Plan In Progress
New York Police Department
3.8 NYPD, DOT, DFTA Launch senior outreach and enforcement campaign In Progress
3.9 NYPD Increase impaired driving enforcement In Progress
3.10 NYPD Explore the expansion of the criteria for Collision Investigation Squad (CIS) involvement In Progress
Taxi & Limousine Commission
3.11 TLC Increase impaired driving enforcement Not Sorted
3.12 TLC Evaluate the effectiveness of current enforcement programs In Progress
3.13 TLC Identify strategies to reduce fatigued driving and raise awareness among TLC-licensed drivers In Progress
3.14 TLC Provide targeted outreach and education to TLC-licensed businesses to increase safe driving behavior In Progress
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
3.15 DOHMH Analyze and disseminate data on traffic-related injuries and driving behaviors In Progress
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
3.16 DCAS Provide focused safety awareness training to 6000 bus operators In Progress
3.17 DCAS Expand use of Pedestrian Turn Warning and Collision Avoidance safety technology In Progress
City Hall
3.18 City Hall Pass legislation in Albany to expand speed camera hours and streets to target locations where crashes most often occur In Progress