HUNDREDS RALLY TO DEMAND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
50% OF PEDESTRIAN INJURIES AND FATALITIES HAPPEN AT 10% OF NYC INTERSECTIONS
What: Rally for Pedestrian Safety
New Yorkers obeying the law, crossing in crosswalks with the light and aware and attentive to their surroundings have been run down and killed by motor vehicles with horrifying regularity in 2007.
What’s more, many of the locations are along long-time problem streets like Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, 9th Avenue in Manhattan, Roosevelt Avenue in Queens and the Grand Concourse in the Bronx and at well documented problem intersections.
Community groups and activists have long pointed to these streets and intersections and asked for common-sense life saving improvements. On Sunday, March 4th they will stand together and demand a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
There must be 2000 fewer pedestrian injuries and fatalities on New York City’s Streets by 2009
If killing a pedestrian with a car were a crime, it would displace attacks with sharp or blunt objects as the second most common kind of homicide in New York City.
Mayor Bloomberg has taken bold steps to combat transfats, smoking and gun violence. More than 10,000 pedestrians were injured on NYC streets in 2005 and 159 were killed. The vast majority of these deaths were preventable.
There must be 2000 fewer annual pedestrian injuries and fatalities on New York City’s Streets by 2009, as compared to 2005.
His Honor needs to address this epidemic with the following measures: