NYC gets $800,000 pedestrian safety grant

City officials discussed Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative before an overflow crowd in the Brooklyn Borough Hall courtroom. Photo: Mary Frost

Marries well with Vision Zero plan

Associated Press

The federal government is giving New York City more than $800,000 to go after speeders and drivers who don't yield to pedestrians.

The acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Administration announced the grant Friday at the World Traffic Safety Symposium in the city.

Acting Administrator David Friedman says Philadelphia, Pa. and Louisville, Ky. also will receive grants as part of the government's pedestrian safety campaign.

Louisville gets $307,000 to start a pedestrian education program from children, safe walking routes for senior citizens and law enforcement training.

Philadelphia gets $525,000 to educate drivers and pedestrians in 20 high-crash areas.

The grant for New York comes as the city implements a "Vision Zero" program to eliminate pedestrian deaths through reduced speeds on dangerous roads and other measures.

April 25, 2014 - 10:45am



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