In an effort to decrease traffic violence and deaths in New York City (NYC), Mayor Eric Adams announced safety funding totaling $904 million over five years.
The funds will be used to bolster physical safety infrastructure to protect cyclists, drivers and pedestrians. The investment will advance the statutory commitments of the NYC Streets Plan, the transformative five-year vision to expand the mileage of bike lanes, dedicated bus lanes and busways, and reclaimed pedestrian space on city streets.
The plan also aims to reform on-street parking and reduce the number of dangerous vehicles and drivers in New York City — building on work the city has already done to stem the tide of rising traffic violence.
DOT crews have been working to meet the administration’s commitment to upgrade physical infrastructure on 20 miles of bike lanes by the end of 2023.