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De Blasio's Pedestrian Safety Track Record by the Numbers

By Aidan Gardiner | January 19, 2016 2:17pm | Updated on January 19, 2016 2:31pm
 A recent crash in Brooklyn in which a bicyclist was hit by an SUV driver.
A recent crash in Brooklyn in which a bicyclist was hit by an SUV driver.
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NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the second year of his landmark traffic safety initiative Vision Zero on Tuesday, crediting it with bringing down traffic deaths to historic lows.

But critics say the mayor's plan doesn't go far enough, adding that very few drivers have been criminally prosecuted with the charge specifically introduced under Vision Zero.

Here's a look at Vision Zero by the numbers:

0 — The number of drivers who killed people who have been charged with the city's Vision Zero charge, 19-190, in Staten Island, where seven pedestrians and cyclists were killed in crashes.

12 — miles of physically-protected bike lanes added to NYC last year for a total of more than 1,000 miles.

12 — The number of bicyclists who were killed in crashes in NYC in 2013, before Vision Zero took effect.

14 — The number of bicyclists who were killed in crashes in NYC in 2015, two years after Vision Zero took effect.

31 — The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who police and prosecutors say were charged with the city's Vision Zero charge in all of 2014 and 2015 combined — 4 less than the number the mayor's office says were arrested for all crashes in 2015 alone.

134 — The number of pedestrians who were killed in crashes last year, 49 fewer than were killed in 2013 before Vision Zero.

231 — Total number of people killed in traffic crashes in 2015. (That's down from 257 in 2014 and the 15-year high of 394 in 2001.)

40,000 — The number of tickets for failure to yield doled out by the NYPD since Vision Zero was implemented in 2014.

134,000 — The number of tickets for speeding issued since Vision Zero took effect.

$115 million — dollars pledged towards new traffic improvements at 37 schools, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway project, two pedestrian plazas and five other areas around the city.

READ MORE: MAP: Only 15 Percent of Drivers Who Kill People Face Vision Zero Charges

READ MORE: DNAinfo mapped out all of the sites of fatal crashes across the city since the Vision Zero charge was enacted, to identify where that charge was being used, and to show details of each crash and accompanying court documents.