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Finally, some good news. Remember Mayor de Blasio's "Vision Zero" plan to reduce deaths and injuries from traffic laws? Seems like its working. As of Sunday, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in New York City this year was 131. That might sounds like a lot, but it's actually the lowest number of fatalities for pedestrians since 1910, when the city started keeping records and the vehicles to watch out for were horse-drawn...
Yes, pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high and city policy hasn't caught up with the demand for safer streets, but a new  interactive graph shows us that the NYPD is working overtime to address the problem and get drivers to slow down. Today, WNYC put together this very helpful graph detailing what precincts (and thus neighborhoods) have seen significant increases in ticketing in the last year. In most Brooklyn neighborhoods, there's been a 30-150%...
Just when we get a little downcast about disrespect for bike lanes and the NYPD's seemingly lackadaisical approach to prosecuting drivers who kill and maim cyclists (and pedestrians!), now feels like an opportune moment to play a little game of "hey, at least things are better than they used to be." Even if we have to look all the way back to 1897! Via the Atlantic Cities, blogger Michael Neubert has re-produced the New...
    Last weekend, the New York Times printed an Op-Ed provocatively titled "Is It Ok to Kill Cyclists?" While that title seemed transparent in its attempt to  draw in readers (which, no big deal; we all do it!), it also seemed obviously rhetorical, because, no! Of course it's not ok to kill cyclists! It's not ok to kill anyone, right? Actually, wrong! As we learn more and more every day, it's totally fine to kill or...

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