More than 160 cyclists and pedestrians were killed in crashes during the third year of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative meant to curb such deaths, an increase from the previous two years, according to a city report released Thursday.Traffic deaths overall — including motorists and passengers — in the past year were the lowest recorded since the city started keeping records of those deaths in 1910. But cyclist and pedestrian deaths in 2016 were higher than in 2015 or 2014, the first year of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s safety initiative, data shows.
This was his big initiative. “Vision Zero” bumper stickers are on all taxis and official vehicles. This was his crowning achievement.
And much like everything else he touches, it failed.