NYC Implementing Safety Measures at Intersections

By Hamodia Staff

NEW YORK – New York City is seeking to reduce accidents by implementing safety measures at thousands of intersections.

Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that his administration would implement safety measures at least 2,000 intersections per year, including design improvements like raised crosswalks, extended sidewalks, and leading pedestrian signals.

At at least 1,000 of these intersections, the plan includes “daylighting” — improving sightlines, such as by banning parking on corners — along with design upgrades to slow turning vehicles.

City Hall did not respond to Hamodia’s request for comment as to the number of parking spaces the plan will eliminate.

“Protecting New Yorkers is my most sacred responsibility as mayor, and that holds true for traffic violence just as much as any other form of violence,” Adams said Thursday in announcing the plan. “Our streets must be safe places for all New Yorkers — pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike.”

The Adams administration says crashes at intersections typically comprise 70 percent of all injuries and 79 percent of pedestrian injuries; and 50 percent of all fatalities, and 55 percent of pedestrian fatalities.

As part of the changes, the NYPD will also add traffic incidents to its regular CompStat reporting, broken down by subcategories including pedestrian, traditional bike, motorcycle, e-bike, moped, stand-up e-scooter, dirt bike/ATV, other motorized two-wheeled device, car, SUV, and other motor vehicle.

The administration says it installed safety measures at 1,400 intersections in 2022.

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