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Upper West Side »

PODCAST: The Horror of Losing a Child Sparks a Battle for Safer Driving

Cabdrivers should have to take a road test on New York City streets, Dana Lerner said.

Upper West Side »

Upper West Side Sees Largest Jump in Pedestrian Deaths Despite Vision Zero

Six people were killed in the 10025 zip code last year, compared to just one in 2013.

Fort Greene »

MAP: See How Many Fatal Crashes Were in Your Neighborhood Under Vision Zero

Deadly crashes dropped or remained level in 80 percent of the city's ZIP codes in 2014, DNAinfo found.

Upper West Side »

PODCAST: A Year Later at the Upper West Side's Most Dangerous Intersections

In our first episode, a local activist reflects on street safety a  year after Vision Zero was announced.

West Village »

City to Shut Down Block of Waverly Place to Improve Traffic Safety

The city plans to close Waverly Place to traffic between Seventh Avenue South and Charles Street.

Upper West Side »

Dangerous Lincoln Square Streets to Get Series of Fixes Under DOT Plan

The DOT wants to make the "bow tie" intersection safer with changes proposed for Spring 2015. 

Upper West Side »

Central Park Speed Limit Lowered to 20 MPH Amid New Traffic Safety Measures

The speed limit will drop by 5 mph, with added signage at major intersections to improve park safety.

Gravesend »

Cyclists Would Be Banned From Using Cellphones Under New Legislation

Mark Treyger's proposed law would make New York City the largest in the nation to ban the practice.

Kew Gardens »

Reckless Drivers Spark Fear Among Stroller-Pushing Moms

Dozens of complaints have been logged about reckless drivers in Kew Gardens and Forest Hills.

Elmhurst »

Improper Turn Summonses Jump 1,100 Percent Under Vision Zero

The 110th Precinct targets drivers who speed or fail to yield in a bid to shrink pedestrian injuries.

Elmhurst »

Left Turn Lanes and Better Crosswalks Coming to Dangerous Span of Broadway

The crash-prone stretch of Broadway between 75th Street and Queens Boulevard will get a safety upgrade.

Corona »

Help Beautify Busy Street Near Flushing Meadows Park

The busy Corona corridor connects many to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. 

Upper West Side »

MAP: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians on the UWS

The data showed that failure to yield was the second leading cause of crashes. 

Upper West Side »

Safety Measures Coming to Deadly West End Avenue

The changes are expected to lessen dangerous turns and reduce speeding, the DOT said. 

Long Island City »

Crosswalks Coming to Center Boulevard After Calls for Increased Safety

The crosswalks will be at 48th and 49th Avenue near P.S./I.S. 78, where stop signs were recently added.