New York City's mean streets are getting sweeter... @Jared_L_Green

New York City's mean streets are getting sweeter... @Jared_L_Green

Union Square Pedestrian Mall / Urban Omnibus “New York City’s mean streets are getting a little sweeter,” said Janette Sadik-Khan, the NYC Transportation Commissioner for Mayor Mike Bloomberg, at the Transforming Transportation conference in Washington, D.C. That sweetness takes the form of a “new ecosystem of pedestrian plazas and bike lanes.” In a wide-ranging talk, Sadik-Khan talked about what NYC accomplished over her term and where the rest of the world’s cities still need to go to make streets everywhere sweeter — and, really, safer. “New York City now has the lowest traffic fatality rates in the world. But this is not because New Yorkers are nice. It’s because global cities have a long way to go.” Worldwide, traffic deaths total around 1.25 million per year. Traffic fatalities are the 9th leading cause of death, and the number-one cause for young people. In the U.S....

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