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More Crosswalks, Medians and Bike Lines Coming to NYC Neighborhoods: Mayor

(DNAINFO)  Trevor Kapp | March 22, 2017 — The city will break ground on a massive new construction project aimed at making crosswalks, medians and bike lanes safer as part of the latest phase of Vision Zero, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

“You’ll see new crosswalks, wider sidewalks, more protective bike lanes,” the mayor said. “[The Department of Transportation] will be doing major improvements in all five boroughs.”

So far, 25 pedestrians have been killed across the city this year, compared to 29 at the same point a year ago, DOT statistics show.

The department conducted a safety initiative from March 6 through March 12, during which it issued 1,915 failure-to-yield summonses — an increase of 121 percent compared to the same stretch last year. Police issued 12,088 other Vision Zero summonses during the week-long initiative, officials said.

Through Sunday, the NYPD had issued 15,497 summonses to drivers blocking bike lanes, a 23 percent spike from last year, police said.

Here’s a breakdown of the changes are coming to each borough:

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