Vision Zero workshop to be held in Jamaica
by Andrew Shilling
May 20, 2014 | 221 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Since Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his focus on eliminating pedestrian casualties on city streets, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has been traveling community to community asking residents for input on making their neighborhoods safer.

As part of the next step on the city’s street safety action plan, the DOT and NYPD are holding nine Vision Zero public workshops throughout the city. Their next stop is at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave., on Thursday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m.

“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,” DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement last month at the announcement of the Vision Zero community outreach tour.

At the meetings, residents are asked to pinpoint dangerous intersections and join in a group discussion with neighbors.

“These workshops are an open call for all citizens looking to shape the future of their neighborhoods,” Trottenburg said. “Building on a city’s worth of local insight, they will lay the groundwork for streets that work better for everyone.”

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