pedestrian safety

NYSDOT Commissioner Paul Karas and other officials
WAMC Elizabeth Hill

State officials are outlining efforts to increase pedestrian safety across New York.

Following two reported car-pedestrian accidents on campus already this semester, students and faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh held a safety forum recently to delve into where the dangerous intersections are and why pedestrians are at risk.

Tomorrow, the public gets a first look at Albany's long-awaited "Complete Streets" design manual, which sets guidelines for the creation and installation of sidewalks, cycling infrastructure, crosswalks, road diets, traffic calming measures and more.

In New York’s Capital Region, "getting from here to there" has long meant traveling by car, bus or taxi. Times have changed: more people have taken to bike riding and walking — and that has raised new safety concerns.

NY Bike And Pedestrian Projects Receive Funding

Oct 28, 2014
Doug Kerr, flickr

Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday announced about $70 million in funding for 68 bicycle and pedestrian projects in New York, some of which is headed to the Hudson Valley.