NYC pedestrian deaths hit an an all-time low in 2017

January 9, 2018

Photo via WNYC/Flickr

Photo via WNYC/Flickr

As traffic fatalities across the country have increased more than 13 percent in recent years, New York City has bucked the trend four years running, with a 32 percent drop in 2017, the lowest number in more than 100 years, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

Under the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative, fatalities have dropped 28 percent since 2013, with pedestrian deaths seeing a 45 percent decline, the lowest numbers since the city began tracking such data in 1910.


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