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New York Launches New Pedestrian Safety Plan

The New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan will invest $110 million to improve pedestrian safety in the state of New York.
June 28, 2016, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday state’s first-ever, comprehensive pedestrian safety plan, a proactive, multi-agency initiative that provides $110 million for pedestrian safety improvements across upstate New York and Long Island during the next five years," according to an announcement written by Gene Cilento.

The campaign's commencement included a new pedestrian safety website and "more than a dozen police agencies across the state are conducting pedestrian safety enforcement campaigns" running through July 3.

It's all a part of the New York State Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, which will call on three agencies of the state government agencies to speahead the "three-pronged" effort. That is, according to Cilento, the New York State Department of Transportation will focus on engineering improvements, the State Department of Health will conduct public education and awareness campaigns, and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee will coordinate increased law enforcement.

Hat tip to Kelsey E. Thomas, who picked up news of the state pedestrian safety plan for Next City.

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Published on Monday, June 27, 2016 in The Lansing Star
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