The agency will continue its Vision Zero safety education programs for children, parents, and senior citizens, as well as its free bike helmet and car seat distribution programs. DOT is also working with the Department of Education on a Vision Zero curriculum for schools and is partnering with other City agencies to bring safety programs to community centers and afterschool programs.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will conduct safety workshops in over 600 schools and 100 senior centers annually, and it will host more than 75 safety demonstration events, including the distribution of over 20,000 helmets.
DOT conducted 679 school workshops and 157 senior center workshops in 2017. The agency also distributed 25,315 helmets and hosted 110 safety demonstration events.
With the DOE, DOT will debut a Vision Zero lesson designed for 4th through 6th grade students and disseminate vital information to parents and caregivers to curb dangerous driving behavior.
DOT and Safety Educators began teaching the new Vision Zero lesson “Word on the Street” in October 2017 to 4th – 6th grade students. This is in addition to the “Cross This Way” curriculum that elementary and middle schools currently teach.
Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)
DOT will continue to conduct safety workshops in over 600 schools and 100 senior centers annually, and it will host more than 75 safety demonstration events, including the distribution of over 20,000 helmets.
DOT will continue to develop curriculum for the DOE to distribute, and work closely with NYPD, DYCD, and DOHMH to get Vision Zero programming and communications in as many community centers, schools, and afterschool programs as possible.