Category Archives: Safe Streets

Anatomy of a collision: a convergence of impatience

On Tuesday, the impatience of several drivers led to a collision between a dollar van and a cyclist. What led to this “accident”? Continue reading

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New safe-streets group brings “the moral imperative to act”

On Sunday, those who have lost the most as a result of traffic violence came together to fight for safer streets in New York City. Continue reading

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Four NYT articles from this weekend you must read

In a nod to the importance of livable-streets issues and Vision Zero, the New York Times published four articles on victims and their families over the weekend. Continue reading

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Families, officials speak at vigil for traffic-violence victims

On the Brooklyn-Queens border, advocates, families, and elected officials came together Sunday to mourn the 300-plus victims of traffic violence since January 2013. Continue reading

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The Times and traffic “accidents”

The New York Times needs to stop using the term “accident” to describe traffic collisions. Continue reading

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Celebrating Vision Zero, advocates inaugurate a new era for livable streets

Parents, children, and other members of the community gathered outside City Hall Park on New Year’s Day to hold an inauguration of their own: the beginning of Vision Zero. Continue reading

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Parking Economics 101, brought to you by Uber

Uber’s alleged “price-gouging” this weekend shows urban planners how they should think about free parking. Continue reading

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