Protesters urge NY to prioritize pedestrian safety

Dozens gathered on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan to urge drivers to slow down for pedestrian safety.

Dozens gathered on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan to urge drivers to slow down for pedestrian safety. (8/7/13)

NEW YORK - A commuter advocacy group is calling on the city to help with pedestrian safety,

Members of Transportation Alternatives gathered at City Hall in Manhattan to urge drivers to pay more attention behind the wheel. The group is also asking the mayor to enforce stricter laws.

The family of 16-year-old Bronx resident Renee Thompson, who was killed by a tractor-trailer, attended the protest.

Members of Transportation Alternatives say seven other people were killed in traffic the same week that Thompson died. They say four pedestrians in the Bronx have already died this year.

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