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City Launches Safe Streets for Seniors to Reduce Traffic Fatalities Among Seniors
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Department for the Aging Commissioner Edwin Méndez-Santiago launched "Safe Streets for Seniors," a major new pedestrian safety initiative for older New Yorkers, which will work in conjunction with the new All Ages Project that's re-envisioning what it means to grow older in New York City. The Mayor also released final 2007 traffic fatality data today showing that traffic fatalities in New York City dropped to the lowest level since records started being kept in 1910: 271 traffic fatalities citywide, down more than 30% since 2001. There were also an all-time low 136 pedestrian deaths last year-13% fewer than previous lows in both 2004 and 2005.

Read the full press release.
Download the map of the 25 Safe Streets for Seniors locations citywide.
Download a complete presentation about the Safe Streets for Seniors program.
Download the 2007 Safe Streets NYC: Traffic Safety Improvements in New York City

Bicycle Friendly Business Awards
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Transportation Alternatives are giving out the first Bike Friendly Business Competition in New York City. With support from the Department of Small Business Services and members of the City Council, the competition seeks to recognize businesses that take steps to encourage employees to bike to work as well as those businesses that provide proper safety equipment and training to their delivery workers, and whose workers generally ride respectfully and obey the traffic rules. The competition is part of Bike Month NYC and will include two categories of winners: businesses that promote commuting by bike and businesses that promote the safety of their working cyclists.

Know a bicycle friendly business? Nominate them before May 14 at www.BikeMonthNYC.org. Awards will be given at the end of May.

DOT Truck and Commercial Vehicle Information
DOT has created a one-stop shop for all commercial vehicle and truck information pertaining to New York City. This comprehensive resource provides helpful information on everything from vehicle classification, size and weight restrictions, truck routing and commercial parking as well as links to the DOT’s Truck Route Management and Community Impact Reduction Study material. In addition, the 2007 NYC Truck Route Maps are now available: view upper section (pdf) and lower section (pdf) or request a hard copy through the mail or by calling the New York City Call Center at 311 (212) NEW-YORK from outside the City.
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