New York Street Redesign Aims to Improve Safety
"Sixty miles of streets will be redesigned annually, 1,500 intersections will get countdown clocks and the number of slow-traffic zones around schools will triple as part of a new city push to reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths caused by automobiles."
The plan is a result of a 2007 study that revealed 7,000 accidents involving pedestrians from 2002-2006. The study also found a much higher incidence of death or serious injury in the borough of Manhattan as compared to the other four boroughs and offers a profile on those likely to be victims as well as those likely to be behind the wheel.
The journal notes that the plan is just part of a broader overhaul championed by current Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
Thanks to Ryan Sloan