New York's Vision Zero success is a road map for pedestrian safety

CBC.ca: "Pedestrians, cyclists and cars all coalesce in New York City. Since taking on Vision Zero in 2014, city officials say the city has experienced a 44 per cent drop in pedestrian deaths, with overall traffic fatalities down by 27 per cent. " (Tiffany Foxcroft/CBC)

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 A look at how Queens Boulevard used to look before the Vision Zero-inspired redesign. There are no bike lanes and pedestrians found crossing the long distance treacherous. (New York Dept. of Transportation)

A look at how Queens Boulevard used to look before the Vision Zero-inspired redesign. There are no bike lanes and pedestrians found crossing the long distance treacherous. (New York Dept. of Transportation)

 A look at Queens Boulevard after the redesign. Lanes were narrowed and bike lanes were installed. Medians and crosswalks were widened to give pedestrians more time and space to cross. (New York Department of Transportation)

A look at Queens Boulevard after the redesign. Lanes were narrowed and bike lanes were installed. Medians and crosswalks were widened to give pedestrians more time and space to cross. (New York Department of Transportation)