Police brutality and racial inequities in criminal justice must be addressed by advocates and agencies aiming to reduce traffic fatalities. That's the key takeaway from a Vision Zero Cities panel yesterday on police violence and traffic enforcement. "Vision Zero cannot be a reason to overly-police black and brown bodies," said Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Tamika Butler. "You can’t ignore the country we live in."
There's plenty Albany lawmakers can do this year to improve transit and make streets safer.
Motorists killed three people walking and biking in Brooklyn. In one case a driver ran over a senior in broad daylight and left the scene.