NYC DOT Schedules Vision Zero Safety Workshops

April 3, 2014 Updated: April 4, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative to lower traffic fatalities citywide is moving forward.

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)  is finishing up a series of town halls in each borough to gather feedback from the city’s residents, and scheduling nine workshops for extensive input and planning.

“Making Vision Zero a reality means more than just engineering, education and enforcement: it’s a collaborative effort that will require every New Yorker to play their part,” stated DOT Commissioner Trottenberg. “These workshops are an open call for all citizens looking to shape the future of their neighborhoods. Building on a city’s worth of local insight, they will lay the groundwork for streets that work better for everyone.” 

This marks the first step in the planning process for safer streets, according to the department release. Vision Zero includes redesigning 50 major streets a year, plus additions like improved lighting, speed bumps, and slow zones on the city’s roads.

The workshops will allow residents to learn more about the citywide plan, give input, and join moderated discussions with agency staff.

The workshops will last two months, from April 24 to June 26:

Thursday, April 24
Plymouth Church (Hillis Hall)
75 Hicks Street
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29
Brooklyn College
(Student Center, 2nd Floor)
Campus Road & E 27th Street
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 6
Lehman College: Music Building
(Faculty Dining Room)
250 Bedford Park, Boulevard West
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 15
Hostos Community College (Café)
500 Grand Concourse
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 21
Bohemian Hall
29-19 24th Avenue
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 29
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Ave
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 11
Our Lady of Pompeii
25 Carmine Street
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 16
Alhambra Ballroom
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Staten Island
Thursday, June 26
Curtis High School (Cafeteria)
105 Hamilton Avenue
6:30-8:30 p.m.