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.”