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Press Release #14-34

Scott Gastel/Nicholas Mosquera, (212) 839-4850

NYC DOT Announces Schedule of Vision Zero Public Workshops Planned in Each Borough, The Next Step in the City’s Street Safety Action Plan

Nine public workshops planned citywide will provide for extensive community input and pedestrian safety planning as DOT and the NYPD pursue the Vision Zero initiatives announced earlier this year

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced details on the nine upcoming street safety public workshops, allowing for extensive community input and collaboration as DOT and the New York City Police Department develop comprehensive pedestrian safety plans for each borough. Building on the ongoing series of Vision Zero town halls held in coordination with the City Council and other stakeholders, the workshops mark the first step in the planning process for safer streets across the city. Each workshop is designed for members of the public to learn more about the Vision Zero blueprint, provide input on conditions in neighborhoods where they live, work and visit, and to aide in the prioritization of street safety initiatives. During the events, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to contribute specific suggestions or concerns, participate in mapping activities to pinpoint issues, and join in small discussion groups moderated by agency staff, allowing community members to collaborate with their neighbors.

“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,” said 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.”

Meeting details are as follows:

Brooklyn

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

Brooklyn

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

Bronx

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

Bronx

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

Queens

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

Queens

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

Manhattan

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

Manhattan

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.

For more information on the public workshops and all of DOT’s Vision Zero efforts, please visit www.nyc.gov/dot and www.nyc.gov/visionzero.

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