New report: Traffic fatalities down 16% in NYC, but only in wealthier neighborhoods

Pedestrian fatalities also fell 29% from 2014 to 2023.

News 12 Staff

Feb 7, 2024, 5:24 PM

Updated 162 days ago

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Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets released new Vision Zero Program data to mark the initiative's 10th anniversary.
According to analysts, traffic fatalities were 16% lower in the last 10 years. Pedestrian fatalities also fell 29% from 2014 to 2023.
However, the data only applies to wealthier neighborhoods.
The report says lower-income communities and communities of color have experienced an increase in traffic violence because the program has not been fully or effectively implemented in those areas.


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