Vision-Zero traffic safety initiative takes on Bronx streets

The program aims to eliminate driver and pedestrian fatalities citywide. (3/31/14)

THE BRONX - Mayor Bill de Blasio's citywide traffic safety plan has hit the streets of the Bronx. 

The NYPD and the Department of Transportation are teaming up to get the Vision-Zero initiative in full swing. The program aims to bring the number of driver and pedestrian fatalities across the boroughs down to zero. 

Police and neighborhood safety officers are handing out fliers all week at high-traffic areas, such as Burnside Avenue, Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse. The DOT is targeting the same busy roads with speed boards warning drivers to slow down. 

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The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit group concerned with transit reforms, included the Grand Concourse on its list of most dangerous roads.

The agency noted that four pedestrians were killed on the boulevard from 2010 to 2012.

Officers will also be visiting Bronx schools and senior centers as part of the initiative.

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