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2017 Vision Zero Progress

In 2017, under leadership, our work helped fuel a historic drop in pedestrian fatalities through a record number of street safety redesigns & turning treatments, & by reprogramming traffic signals to give pedestrians a head start .

These figures prove that for New York City’s pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, Vision Zero is the only way forward. According to the mayor 2017 was the safest year on record! The streets of New York City have been the safest they’ve ever been since 1910.

The city reports that last year, there were 214 traffic fatalities, of which 101 were pedestrian deaths. In 2016, there were 231 total fatalities, with 148 being pedestrians. The Department of Transportation and the NYPD also report that there was one fatality among school-aged pedestrian children, the fewest ever in the city for children under 17. All boroughs, apart from Brooklyn, saw fewer traffic deaths and Queens experienced the fewest fatalities ever.

“Yes, the Vision Zero Initiative under Mayor de Blasio, in New York has been very aggressive”according to New York Car Accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny. “The city has done that with safer street design and safer traffic signals, not with “distracted walking” crackdowns. There is still a lot of work to do. Statistics in 2017 show that 23 cyclists lost their lives on NYC streets due to speeding vehicles.

In an increased Vision Zero push, the city kicked off a series of new safety and road improvement projects last year that included the installation of 25 miles of protected bike lanes, continuing the redesign of Queens Boulevard, and adjusting traffic signal phases to align with the city’s 25 MPH speed limit.

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2016 Cyclists pedestrian deaths NYC

NEW YORK CITY statistics recorded more than 160 cyclists and pedestrians killed in crashes during the third year of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative meant to deter such deaths. Cyclists and pedestrian deaths rose in 2016 compared to previous 2014-2015.

In 2016 NYPD arrested 39 drivers striking cyclists and pedestrians under Vision Zero’s right of way law, Administrative Code 19-190, the city said all thanks to the progress of the Vision Zero initiative.

“Despite our record success in saving lives these past three years, we know that Vision Zero is just starting,” de Blasio said.

“Pedestrian hit and runs happen throughout New York too frequently even with the Vision Zero initiative in place, downtown Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan are the most dangerous areas for pedestrians.”, according to New York personal injury lawyer, Paul Ajlouny.

Pedestrian Struck Statistics:

  • Eighteen people died in New York City traffic in February, and 3,770 were injured, according to Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero View crash data map
  • 26 pedestrians and cyclists killed by city motorists this year, and 2,277 injured.
  • Across the city, 1,008 pedestrians and 183 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles.

Remembering The Victims:

  • Gwendolyn Booker was struck by a school bus driver on a sidewalk in Brooklyn.
  • Dorothy Heimann and Maria Minchala were hit by turning drivers at intersections in Brooklyn and Manhattan, respectively.
  • Alexa Smith, 16, was killed on a street in Queens with a 40 miles per hour speed limit by a dollar van driver who left the scene.
  • Jose Contreras, Besik Shengelia, and an unnamed male pedestrian were killed on the same night by hit-and-run drivers in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.


Vision Zero Year 3 Report by DNAinfoNewYork on Scribd

Pedestrian accidents in NYC 4k annually

Over 4,000 pedestrians in New York City are seriously injured or killed in vehicle accident.

More than 60% of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in New York were struck in the five boroughs, (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan) according to a new report claims.

According to New York personal Injury Attorney, Paul Ajlouny, “Pedestrian accidents are almost always the fault of the driver failing to yield, speeding, or running a traffic signals.

Distracted driving (cell phone usage, texting while driving or just not paying attention), is probably one of the biggest reasons for motor vehicle accidents in New York.” Says, Mr. Ajlouny.

Pedestrian Accidents

Traffic crashes cause 4,000 serious injuries in NYC every year.

Studies show that in New York City, 453 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents from 2011-2013 — 60% of the state’s total.

Most dangerous NYC roads

Pedestrian Hit In Bushwick Brooklyn

Breaking News: A man is dead after being struck by an MTA bus in the middle of an intersection at Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues in Bushwick, on the border of Queens. It happened at around 5:15 a.m.

A transit worker on the scene says the bus involved was a Q58 that was making a right turn onto Palmetto Street when it hit the pedestrian.

Authorities say the MTA bus driver may have not known he had even hit a anyone and continued down Palmetto Street for a short distance.

When he found out that the bus hit someone, he stopped.

The pedestrian was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with severe trauma. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Pedestrian struck, killed by MTA bus on Queens border in Bushwick

Q58 MTA bus hits man in Brooklyn, killing him, police say. Same Intersection, Ella Bandes was killed by bus driver last year. Vision Zero.

Man killed by MTA driver: Same INT Ella Bandes was killed by bus driver last year #VisionZero. The question is, how safe is the Myrtle-Wyckoff intersection in Ridgewood, Queens.

New York Personal injury attorney, Paul Ajlouny, questions Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative 25 slow zones. “will lowering the speed limit and re-engineering dangerous intersections put a stop to driver / pedestrian distraction.” Say’s Mr. Ajlouny.

“Putting a little faith in Mayor de Blasio’s plan to improve traffic safety at Myrtle-Wyckoff, in hopes of slowing traffic down, amy give pedestrians more security when crossing the street.” explains Mr. Ajlouny.  Time will tell.

Vision Zero NY Plan For Safer Streets


Fifty-one people died in traffic fatalities in New York City between in the first three months of 2014, compared to 69 during that period in 2013, all accredited to New York’s Vision Zero reforms.

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51 people killed in traffic crashes from Jan.1-March 30, 2014

Neighborhood News

New York City car accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, hears these tragic stories everyday his phone rings. “Building awareness in New York pedestrians and drivers is definitely the first step to lowering the fatality rate in NYC. ” Paul  strongly suggests.  “In NYC people jaywalk all the time.

Pedestrians ignore traffic laws, running out in the street with a look of defiance. They cross on a yellow, taking chances, when they know they don’t have time to get across the street before the light changes. They walk in the street alongside the cars.”

This year alone an NYPD cruiser on the upper east side seriously injured a pedestrian near Broadway and 78th street. A young girl in Brooklyn leaving church, was killed by a driver fleeing another accident. A 13 year old girl with down syndrome was killed in a hit-and-run-accident. At least 6 people were hurt when a truck crashed into a Bed-stuy Deli.

It’s obvious that many people ignore basic safety rules.  Police officers don’t enforce basic traffic expectations.  NYC commercial cars, trucks,taxis and buses,  break rules and speed limits all the time.  For so long no one has cared, until now!

In 2013 in new York City, close to 300 people were killed in vehicle accidents.

Ajlouny Injury Law, auto accident lawyers fight for the rights of  injured accident victims. If you or someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in a NYC traffic accident, contact our personal injury law firm today. We serve clients throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens,NYC and Long Island.

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