Mayor touts Vision Zero progress

Mayor Bill de Blasio and city officials visited construction sites Tuesday while touring a major street design project under the Vision Zero program and announcing the latest phases.



De Blasio says projects are underway from Mott Haven in the Bronx to Brooklyn.



One of the projects in the $1.6 million plan is at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge on Tillary Street. Plans would include widening the pedestrian bike entrances at the crosswalks.



Other projects in Brooklyn include along Fourth Avenue at the Flatbush Avenue and Belt Parkway exit ramps and in Williamsburg in advance of the L train closure.



De Blasio says one of the successes he and city officials have seen is the decrease in fatalities of school-aged children, attributing the decrease to speed cameras.



"We would be thrilled if no one sped and there was no revenue," de Blasio says. "If speed cameras are one of the ways we save lives, then we need to double down on that strategy."


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