One New Yorker is killed on the city's streets and sidewalks every 35 hours and over 70,000 people are injured every year. For every one of those injuries, there are hundreds of thousands of near misses that terrify us and leave us anxious in our own streets and neighborhoods. The death, injury and fear of countless New Yorkers are not accidents, but the product of dangerous traffic. With more effective public policy -- better engineering, enforcement and education -- these deaths and injuries can be prevented. And you can help.
Join Vision Zero NYC
Zero deaths, zero injuries, zero fear of traffic. Transportation Alternatives believes that the city should never prioritize the flow of traffic over the safety of people. The loss of a single human life in traffic is one too many. Sign on and say not one more.
How Dangerous is Your Street? Track Lawless Driving in Your Neighborhood.
Download the Neighborhood Traffic Monitoring Toolkit (PDF), T.A.'s guide to watchdogging your own block. Modeled on the science of T.A.'s first-class studies, the Toolkit will guide you through developing the hard data necessary to support real change in your community. With the Toolkit, you can document lawless driving in your neighborhood, analyze your results and use your findings to bring about real change in your community. Get ready to understand your neighborhood in a whole new way.
How Fast is too Fast?
Our radar gun knows. T.A. has a professionally-calibrated speed radar gun, which is available for lending. If speeding is a problem in your community, data as to exactly how fast vehicles are traveling is integral to changing the status quo. Documented evidenced like this can help you garner press and justify the need for traffic calming or police enforcement.
Legislating Safe Streets
T.A. is fighting for City and State laws that make streets safer. Check out our Action Center and sign up for our bi-weekly StreetBeat newsletter to find out all about it.
You can alert the city to particularly lawless intersections using 311. Streets plagued by chronic speeding or red light running can be reported via 311; just call and say you would like to report a "Non-Emergency Traffic Condition."
Survivors of crashes include people who are injured as well as the family and friends of people who are injured or killed. By sharing your information with us, you will be signed up to receive action alerts from Transportation Alternatives when your voice is needed in the fight for safer streets.
T.A. volunteers are working every day to create safer streets in New York City. Sign up to find out more ways to get involved!