Pedestrian deaths in New York City are on pace to eclipse homicides in 2014.
It's a bright, cool Sunday afternoon, and jammed car lines are radiating from Queens Plaza. The N, Q, and 7 trains rattle above intersections. But on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard, several dozen cyclists have stopped to place flowers in the spokes of a bicycle that's been spray-p ... More >>
Under pressure from City Council and a coalition of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, the NYPD has made changes to how it investigates -- and talks about -- traffic collisions. In a letter to city councilors revealed yesterday, Police Chief Ray Kelly announced a number of changes in how the departm ... More >>
On July 10, 2011, Clara Heyworth was walking to meet her husband when she was fatally struck by motorist Anthony Webb, who was driving with a learner's permit, not a license. He also might have been drunk and speeding at the time of the incident. Webb was arrested at that time. The New York Police ... More >>
Earlier, the Voice reported on a lawsuit filed today against the NYPD claiming that the Department's controversial "Dead or Likely to Die" accident investigation rule violates state law. The court document sheds a little light on how this controversial policy gets put into practice, and suggests t ... More >>
The police department is called on the carpet for its dismissive approach to bike deaths
We all know how effective Mike Bloomberg can be when he focuses on a problem, and the weekend hit-and-run of mayor's office employee Erinn Phelan in Brooklyn has clearly moved him. Maybe it will be a wake-up call. One of the city's grand and underappreciated organizations, Transp ... More >>