If a car is moving at 30 mph,a pedestrian has a 60% chance of surviving a collisionIf a car is moving at 40 mph,a pedestrian has a 30% chance of surviving a collision*
There have been a number of (desperately needed) 'traffic calming' and 'traffic taming' initiatives in the recent years in NYC and I was happy to come across this one by Livable Streets in partnership with my former employer New York Cares...
The streets around an elementary school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn were painted bright colours and bold designs as a reminder that children are at play.
If you have ideas for short term public art interventions, the DOT is accepting 'artervention' applications.
* via Streetblog's article 'Speeding Kills, and 39 Percent of New Yorkers Are Doing It'