City Council hears testimony on ‘Vision Zero’ traffic safety plan

Testimony is being heard about the mayor’s plan to eliminate traffic-related fatalities.

Testimony is being heard about the mayor’s plan to eliminate traffic-related fatalities. (2/24/14)

NEW YORK - The City Council heard testimony about Mayor Bill de Blasio's new proposal to make streets safer across the five boroughs.  

The “Vision Zero” plan aims to one day have zero traffic-related fatalities in the city. That vision includes lowering the speed limit to 25 mph, installing more traffic light cameras and redesigning dangerous intersections. 

Officials listened to testimony from a number of people who are backing the mayor’s ideas, including families who have lost loved ones to traffic incidents, members of the Department of Transportation and police. 

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission also testified, saying it’s ready to take part in keeping everyone safe on the roads. 

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