This Week: NYPD Traffic Safety and De Blasio, Astoria Bike-Share

It’s a busy week on the Streetsblog calendar, including a panel discussion on NYPD’s traffic safety agenda and events to demand action after two young lives were lost to traffic violence.

Be sure to check the full calendar for a complete listing of events. Here are some highlights:

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Rally for Traffic Justice at NYPD HQ

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The highlight of the Streetsblog calendar this week is Wednesday’s rally led by Transportation Alternatives calling on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and NYPD to uphold traffic laws and hold reckless drivers accountable. You can RSVP here. Today: The City Council Transportation Committee will consider a pair of bills introduced by committee chair James Vacca that […]

This Week: City Council Probes NYPD Crash Investigations

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Even with new laws on the books designed to hold dangerous motorists accountable, NYPD still, by and large, allows drivers who maim or kill other people to get right back behind the wheel with little or no repercussions. Stories abound of police failing to follow up with crash witnesses, neglecting to use the legal tools […]

This Week: March Against Traffic Violence in Jackson Heights

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In response to vehicular violence that killed three children in the neighborhood, Jackson Heights residents will demonstrate today for better enforcement and safer streets. At the end of the week, the Pratt Center is hosting a panel discussion about what an equitable agenda for transportation and planning could look like under the de Blasio administration. […]

Bill Bratton Will Be the Police Chief Tasked With Implementing Vision Zero

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has selected Bill Bratton to serve as New York City’s next police commissioner. Bratton occupied the same post from 1994 to 1996 under the Giuliani administration and is credited with pioneering data-driven policing techniques. After Bratton left, one of the innovations his deputies introduced was TrafficStat, a system that tracked crash […]

First Highlights From de Blasio’s Vision Zero Announcement

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Mayor de Blasio is at PS 152 in Queens this afternoon with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to discuss the administration’s initiatives to sharply reduce traffic deaths and injuries. We’ll have a full report later today, but here’s what reporter Stephen Miller has broadcast on Twitter so far… De Blasio announces […]

Mike Bloomberg’s NYPD Traffic Enforcement Blind Spot

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It’s not for nothing that Michael Bloomberg is known as a champion of traffic safety. He has given millions to reduce global road deaths, and the life-saving innovations that have become the hallmark of his DOT are setting the pace for cities across the U.S. This makes the mayor’s refusal to acknowledge NYPD’s traffic enforcement […]