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Crossing New York Streets Are Safer, While U.S. Traffic Deaths Increase

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Adopting a Swedish program known as Vision Zero, the "Boulevard of Death" is getting a makeover. It is part of a New York City initiative that made 2015 the safest year on record for traffic accidents, even as the number of roadway deaths nationwide shows a steep increase. Engineers are redesigning a stretch of Queens Boulevard, which earned its notorious nickname due to the 185 people killed on the road over 25 years. Cars, bicycles and pedestrians are being routed into more clearly marked lanes with wider buffer zones between them, more stop signs and smarter parking rules.

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