Notice a Street Issue? Share It On the Vision Zero Map!
Every year, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed in traffic crashes. Being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14, and the second leading cause for seniors. On average, vehicles seriously injure or kill a New Yorker every two hours.
Vision Zero is the City’s goal for ending traffic deaths and injuries on our streets. To accomplish this, everyone’s participation and input is needed.
The success of Vision Zero policies comes from their multi-faceted approach—bringing together government, advocacy and private sector actors, as well as fully engaging the public to become part of the solution. Vision Zero programs combine strong enforcement and better roadway engineering with improved emergency response and high visibility behavior campaigns to discourage dangerous behavior on roads and streets. In addition, Vision Zero-style policies raise the profile of traffic safety problems and help transform cultural attitudes toward traffic death and injury.
Visit their interactive map and share your experiences with city streets. Your knowledge will be used to create a traffic safety plan for each borough that will describe how to make each borough’s streets safer for everyone, whether walking, biking or driving. Take part today!