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Report lists city's most dangerous streets for pedestrians

Broadway north of 99 street, Manhattan, is one

(Credit: Broadway at 99th Street, one of the city's deadliest roads for walkers. (Bruce Gilbert))

Broadway and Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens were the deadliest streets for pedestrians between 2010 and 2012 in the city, according to a report released Wednesday on the region's most dangerous roads.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, using the most recent federal highway data, released a report, "The Region's Most Dangerous Roads for Walking," that said nine pedestrians on Broadway and...

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Experts predict more pedestrian plaza projects under de Blasio

Pedestrian Plaza

(Credit: The city has set up dozens of pedestrian plazas throughout the five boroughs. (Getty))

For the last six years, more and more streets in the five boroughs have been transformed into pedestrian havens. From Times Square to Jackson Heights, the city boldly and controversially stopped all motor vehicle traffic at 59 spaces, allowing New Yorkers to have the areas all to themselves.

Although Mayor Bill de Blasio and new Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg have been tentative...

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Report offers de Blasio tips for his 'Vision Zero'

Midtown East

(Credit: The plan to rezone Midtown East would have raised money for pedestrian access. (Craig Ruttle))

A pedestrian safety group Tuesday released a report offering Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio tips from other cities on how to achieve his "Vision Zero" pledge against street injuries and fatalities.

Transportation Alternatives' report, "Proven Tactics, Better Enforcement," suggests that de Blasio should foster a "general deterrence" so drivers believe they will be...

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Bratton praises de Blasio's safe streets 'vision'

Bill Bratton backs the mayor-elect's plan for safe

(Credit: Bill Bratton backs the mayor-elect's plan for safe streets. (Anthony Lanzilote))

Former and potential future NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday backed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" pedestrian safety proposal to eliminate fatalities.

Bratton-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top cop who also led police departments in Los Angeles and Boston-said at a street safety forum that de Blasio can build upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's landscape...

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