Statistics Show NYPD Enforcing Vision Zero Pedestrian Safety Initiative

The law enforcement results are in from the first year of Vision Zero policy in New York City.

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January 27, 2015, 12:00 PM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Reporting for Streetsblog NYC, Stephen Miller reveals the data showing how well NYPD precincts did to issue traffic tickets for failing to yield and speeding in in 2014 compared to previous years. 2014, of course, was the first year for the city under Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero pedestrian safety initiative.

"The stats show that police are, in general, devoting more resources to enforcing the most dangerous traffic violations on surface streets," according to Miller. "But the baseline level of enforcement was so low that many precincts are still issuing fewer than one speeding or failure-to-yield ticket per day."

The article provides a lot of detail about both speeding and failure to yield tickets, but here's one summation that describes the overall effort: "Every single precinct increased the combined number of speeding and failure to yield tickets it issued last year. The biggest increase came from the 6th Precinct, covering Greenwich Village and the West Village, at 386 percent. The 94th Precinct, covering Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s North Side, was the department’s laggard, with just a 12 percent increase."

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