Mayor Adams Pledges $900M for Safer Streets Amid Spike in Traffic Deaths

Mayor Eric Adams announced a commitment from the city to invest nearly $1 billion into safety measures designed to curb traffic deaths and enhance protections on New York City streets.

Adams’ pledge Saturday comes on the heels of a deadly three months on city streets: at least 59 people were killed between January and March, a 44 percent increase over the same time last year.

An estimated $900 million is being eyed to combat what Adams calls a “crisis.”

“Too many New Yorkers have lost their lives to the traffic violence crisis, and we are seeing cities across the country struggle just like us, but this historic

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