2017-03-01 / Front Page

Speak Out On Traffic Safety

By Liz Goff
City transportation officials are renewing their request for Queens residents to jump on the information highway with suggestions on ways to reduce traffic-related fatalities in their communities.

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) released an interactive map on the agency website in May 2014, where New Yorkers can design traffic safety plans for troubled intersections in their neighborhoods.

As part of Mayor Bill deBlasio’s Vision Zero traffic safety initiative, local lawmakers, civic and community groups and the public are being urged to submit information to DOT on accident-prone streets and intersections – including locations where fatal accidents have occurred.

The information is used to develop changes designed to end traffic fatalities in New York City within the next seven years, DOT officials said.

The Vision Zero interactive map is part of DOT’s outreach strategy to gather information from the public, the spokesperson said.

Suggestions may be forwarded to DOT via the Vision Zero website at: www.nyc.gov/visionzero or by visiting  www.nyc.gov/311.

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