(Lauren Evans) In 48 hours, Bill de Blasio will finally become Mayor Bill de Blasio, ending months of speculation about what life outside the protective Bloomberg bubble will entail—will crime really surge? Will socialism really rein? And will Vision Zero, a Swedish initiative that strives to not just reduce, but eliminate traffic deaths altogether, actually become a reality?
De Blasio made Vision Zero an integral part of his transit platform, and now, the advocacy group Right of Way is preparing to hold him to his word with the debut of a Vision Zero Clock. Every time a pedestrian, cyclist, driver or passenger is killed in 2014, the clock will automatically update, and Right of Way will launch a Twitter campaign to remind the fledgling mayor of his promise to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024.
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