This annual update of the plan reports on that progress, and serves as a focal point for meeting targets and sustaining momentum across all of our Agency’s programs.
It also sets forth new goals that have emerged during the past year, ranging from development of an internal DOT car-sharing system to further reduce DOT’s fleet, parking needs and miles driven, to issuing a request for proposals to establish a large scale public bicycle system in New York, similar to those in Paris and other cities.
This report is grounded in the findings from a Public Space/Public Life Survey conducted by world-renowned Gehl Architects/Urban Quality Consultants in the fall of 2007. Traffic fatalities decreased 31% from 2001 to 2010 to historic lows.
The New York City Interagency Road Safety Plan (pdf) describes programs and initiatives to further reduce traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes, improve compliance with traffic laws and improve road safety in New York City.
The plan laid out, for the first time ever, a clear and detailed transportation policy for New York City — one that promised a new direction.
clearly presents the procedures that govern work of New York City's streets.
charts DOT's progress in making streets safer, improving mobility, and maintaining and enhancing infrastructure since 2007.
The report reflects on previous strategic and other planning documents produced by DOT, and explains projects, programs, and data analysis that have contributed to a decline in citywide traffic fatalities, faster bus service, improvements in bridge conditions, and creation of new public space.
The plan reiterates our commitment to improving traffic safety and public health, expanding travel choices for all New Yorkers, supporting the City’s efforts to fight climate change, doubling cycling, and maintaining our streets and bridges in a state of good repair.
To learn more about the plan’s 105 initiatives, click here.
Safer Cycling is a comprehensive study that analyzes growth of cycling and NYC’s bicycle network, noting that as the number of regular bicyclists has increased, cycling has grown dramatically safer.