City unveils $250M traffic safety overhaul

The city is expanding its street safety vision to include physical changes to dangerous roads.

The city is expanding its street safety vision to include physical changes to dangerous roads. (3/5/15)

NEW YORK - The most dangerous streets in the outer boroughs will soon be getting safer with help from a $250 million improvement project. 

"Vision Zero Great Streets" is the latest part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative, which has mostly focused on lowering speed limits until now. 

The Department of Transportation says the expanded vision will include physical changes to troublesome areas, such as extended curbs, wider road medians and protected bicycle lanes. It will target roadways known for pedestrian accidents and fatalities. 

Atlantic and Fourth avenues are among the streets that will see an overhaul as part of the new safety project.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when 1 Best of Brooklyn: Hearing-impaired student performs in play
News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 2 Word on the Street: GPS devices
VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day 3 VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day
4 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 5 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The plan also calls for installing more signs Mayor reveals new plans for pedestrian safety

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new push for safer streets Thursday as part of

De Blasio says speed cameras, lower speed limits Mayor praises success of Vision Zero

Mayor Bill de Blasio is praising the success of his Vision Zero program, which launched

The speed limit will be lowered on all Officials spread awareness for reduced speed limit

It's a citywide day of public awareness to make sure all New Yorkers know about

The mayor signed legislation that lowers the speed Mayor signs bill to lower citywide speed limit

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill Monday to lower the citywide speed limit. The

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.