Mayor announces next Vision Zero upgrades

The mayor kicked off several pedestrian safety projects Tuesday as part of his ongoing Vision Zero initiative.



In the Bronx, improved bicycle and pedestrian access from East 138th Street and the Major Deegan Expressway to Third Avenue are part of a $1.6 billion safety campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio says.



The plan will also install two new traffic signals between Boston Road, Waring Avenue and Pelham Parkway.



Fordham Road, Washington Avenue and Southern Boulevard will also see improvements, according to de Blasio.



He also touted the results of Vision Zero thus far.



"This year to date, up to this point of March, we've seen an 18 to 20 percent reduction in traffic fatalities from the same period last year," the mayor says -- on top of a 20 percent yearly reduction from the year before that. 


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