walking and public transit.
Just The Facts: Our Work By The Numbers
New York, at its best, has always been a city of neighborhoods: a diverse city of strong communities and common spaces where neighbors come together to shop, eat, walk their dogs and ride their bikes. This is the city we’re proud to call home—a city known worldwide for the vibrant street life and unique neighborhoods made possible by our commitment to safe public spaces.
The results of that commitment can be measured in many ways. Traffic deaths are near an all-time low, bike ridership is higher than ever, streets with pedestrian safety improvements are seeing significant economic success, and millions of New Yorkers have come to expect safe and convenient biking, walking and transit. That’s a blessing for all of us, and a record to beat for New York City’s future decision makers. Read on to learn, number by number, exactly what a better New York City looks like.
Bike LanesSeparate spaces for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers keep everyone out of each other’s way and out of harm’s way.
Bike SharePublic bike share is a safe and convenient transportation choice that makes bicycling an affordable addition to New York City’s public transportation options.
Bus Rapid TransitBus lanes empower New Yorkers with freedom of mobility by expanding access to the public transportation system New York City depends on.
Public PlazasNew York City is known worldwide for its street life. From taco carts to public fountains, there’s always something good to discover walking our streets.
Street SafetySafe street designs save lives but more work remains to be done.
Traffic EnforcementSafe streets require more than just safe designs—they require safe behavior. That’s why New Yorkers need a zero tolerance policy for dangerous driving.