This message is to make a concerted effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians (who are at an increased risk for serious injuries) on city streets which result from careless driving. There are three E's which will help us achieve this mission "Education, Engineering and Enforcement".
Precinct Personnel along with DOT will be at the busiest intersections throughout the Precinct providing material which will help to explain Vision Zero. Here are some of these locations:
Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue
69th Street and Grand Avenue
Woodhaven Boulevard and Cooper Avenue
Maurice Avenue and Borden Avenue
Please feel free to stop by and ask questions.
There will also be Variable Message Signs throughout the Precinct with messages for both motorist and pedestrians. Some of these signs are already up;
Cypress and Vermont Place
Myrtle Avenue and Fresh Pond Road
Metropolitan Avenue and 60 Street
69 Street and Grand Avenue
The last component of this Vision Zero Initiative will be enforcement. During the second week of the initiative (Monday, October 19, 2015) the Precinct will conduct enforcement throughout the Precinct. This enforcement will target hazardous violations which contribute to deaths and injuries on New York City streets.
Some examples of these are:
Speeding, Improper Turns, Operating Phone/Texting and
Failure to Yield to Pedestrians - If a pedestrian is anywhere in the crosswalk/street you must yield until they are completely out of the street.
The Vision Zero Initiative will begin Monday, October 16, 2015 and run daily through Sunday, October 25, 2015. During the first week of the initiative the 104 Precinct and DOT will educate the public about Vision Zero. During the second week of the initiative the 104 Precinct will conduct Vision Zero related enforcement throughout the Precinct.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. See you out there!
Please follow us on Twitter @NYPD104PCT during the entire initiative.