New report: Traffic fatalities down 16% in NYC, but only in wealthier neighborhoods
Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets released new Vision Zero Program data to mark the initiative's 10th anniversary.
According to analysts, traffic fatalities were 16% lower in the last 10 years. Pedestrian fatalities also fell 29% from 2014 to 2023.
However, the data only applies to wealthier neighborhoods.
The report says lower-income communities and communities of color have experienced an increase in traffic violence because the program has not been fully or effectively implemented in those areas.