Check out this press release from NYC. The City’s Comptroller is reporting that claims against the city have cost NYC taxpayers almost $90 million. Clearly there is a financial case for investing in pedestrian (and cyclist) infrastructure. If bad roads are killing and injuring people — not to mention, costing the city millions of dollars, isn’t it time to make them better?
This line is especially sweet:
“The City should employ best practices to reduce risk to pedestrians, examine the hot spots identified by this data and determine whether additional traffic calming measures may be needed,” Stringer said.