Making Our Streets Safe and Accessible
The City’s Department of Transportation has completed close to 1,000 Street Improvement Projects since 2009. DOT has also made accessibility improvements to approximately 900 bus stops, primarily through pedestrian ramps adjacent to bus stops. To reduce speeding, a major contributor to crashes, NYC reduced the citywide speed limit to 25 mph in 2014 and reduced the speed limit on 70 miles of major streets that had been exempt from the new limit. DOT operates 2,000 active speed cameras in 750 school zones citywide. These life-saving cameras reduce speeding by over 70% on average and injuries by 14%. A state law that was passed in 2022 with support from the City now allows speed cameras to operate 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Nearly one-third of on-street traffic fatalities occur in camera zones at times when cameras were previously not permitted to operate.