NCBW Newsroom - Regional and Local Actions
-> According to a Feb. 18th NYC release, "Mayor Bill de Blasio today released his administration's Vision Zero Action Plan (http://on.nyc.gov/1jOXDc2), laying out a comprehensive roadmap to drastically reduce traffic-related deaths on New York City streets. An interagency task force has spent the past month developing new strategies to make streets safer, ranging from lowering the citywide speed limit to increasing enforcement against speeding and failure to yield to pedestrians. The unprecedented effort comprises new legislation, changes to city policies, public education, and community outreach...
"[The] Plan commits to ramped up enforcement of speeding and failure to yield, borough-by-borough campaigns to redesign dangerous corridors, improving taxi safety. [The] City will work with state leaders to reduce citywide speed limit and expand use of speed and red light enforcement cameras..."
-> According to a Feb. 12th LADOT Bike Blog post, "We are happy to announce that the City of Los Angeles is working on establishing its first Bicycle Friendly Business District in Northeast Los Angeles. For the past year, the Bike Program has been developing a Bicycle Friendly Business District (BFBD) program to foster a broad and engaging range of bicycle friendly features in business districts or corridors. The program aims to provide districts with adequate bicycle facilities including bicycle parking and repair stations, bikeways, creating maps of the bikeway network, installing signage, and facilitating bicycle wayfinding. By cultivating bicycle friendly business practices in local businesses and developing local business districts to welcome patrons on bicycles, these districts seek to build community, increase physical activity, and make streets less congested while supporting Los Angeles neighborhood businesses..."
-> According to a Feb. 20th Minnesota Active Living News article, "Check out the new ‘Minnesota Walk! Bike! Fun!’ K-6 curriculum (http://bit.ly/1mxyCqS) developed by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota through a federal Safe Routes to School grant provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and in collaboration with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota."
-> According to the abstract of the Comprehensive Study to Reduce Pedestrian Crashes in Florida released in December, "Pedestrian crashes are a major traffic safety concern in Florida. This project aims to improve pedestrian safety on Florida’s state roads by identifying crash patterns and contributing factors at both the statewide and site-specific level and proposing potential countermeasures to reduce pedestrian crashes. The specific project objectives include: (1) perform a comprehensive review of existing pedestrian safety studies; (2) identify statewide pedestrian crash patterns and causes; (3) identify factors contributing to pedestrian injury severity; and (4) identify and analyze pedestrian high crash locations at both signalized and non-signalized locations for crash causes and propose the potential countermeasures for these crash causes..."
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