Vision Zero

How Safer Streets in New York City Can Save More Than 100 Lives a Year

Vision Zero: How Safer Streets in New York City Can Save More Than 100 Lives a Year, a report released by Transportation Alternatives and the Drum Major Institute in June 2011, investigates the critical imperative to reduce traffic fatalities on New York City streets. In the past ten years in New York City, more people were killed in traffic than murdered by guns and every year, more than 70,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured in traffic crashes. While in 2008, the City of New York set a goal of halving traffic deaths by 2030, T.A. research concludes that New York City could plan to completely eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

Traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable, and New York City can achieve a degree of safety far more comprehensive than its 2030 goal. In order to do so, there must be a culture shift -- inside city government and among all New Yorkers -- to stand against continued traffic violence in New York City. Vision Zero: How Safer Streets in New York City Can Save More Than 100 Lives a Year shines a spotlight on how New York City is tragically accepting of traffic violence and calls for a commitment to the goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads.