New York City DOT Announces ‘Green Wave’ Bike Safety Plan (Giving Preference to Bicycles instead of vehicles) (War on Cars Watch) (Vision Zero Watch)

With the number of cyclists killed on the streets of New York rising, city transportation officials have unveiled a new safety program.

It’s designed to give bike riders priority on some streets, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Wednesday.

It’s called the “green wave,” a plan to re-engineer the timing of traffic lights so people riding bikes catch a series of green lights so they can glide through intersections without having to stop.

Vision Zero means making sure people on bikes in every neighborhood feel safe — whether they’re in Boerum Hill, Bath Beach or Bushwick,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’ve installed 100 miles of protected bike lanes — more than any administration in history — and are not stopping there. With our ‘green wave’ plan, we’re doubling down on our commitment to end senseless traffic fatalities.”