Fix Our Streets

Every year, the City of New York mills and repaves hundreds of miles of streets. The streets are made smooth for driving, but remain unsafe -- encouraging speeders with wide lanes, leaving crosswalks unprotected, and people who walk and bike in danger. 

Send a message to Mayor Bill de Blasio to demand that every time the City of New York repaves a street, it also makes that street safer. 

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Your councilperson
Traffic crashes kill and injure thousands of New Yorkers every year. So many of those crashes are preventable with simple, low-cost street improvements.

In 2007, the Department of Transportation began installing simple fixes on dangerous streets -- like narrower lanes, speed humps, ADA accessibility, bus lanes, protected bike lanes and crosswalks. These low-cost actions dramatically reduce speeding, injuries, and crashes.

Every year, the Department of Transportation mills and repaves hundreds of miles of streets. The streets are made smooth for driving, but remain unsafe -- encouraging speeders with wide lanes, and leaving crosswalks unprotected, and people who walk and bike in danger.

Including street safety improvements in the repaving process would be a low-cost way to save lives and prevent countless crashes. Please create a Vision Zero Design Standard, and mandate that every time the City of New York repaves a street, it makes that street safer, too.
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