11 pedestrians and 1 bicyclist died in auto accidents in New York City last March. In March 2013, before the Zero Vision campaign was launched 11 pedestrians and 1 bicyclist were also killed in traffic accidents in the city. After a promising start in 2014, the Vision Zero program seems to have lost some of its effectiveness.
After declining to 15,553 last February, the lowest level over 4 years, the number of motor vehicle accidents in New York City jumped back to 19,055 in March 2017.
Traffic accidents are continuing to increase steadily in the city as do the number of injuries related to these accidents. However despite a rising trend, the number of auto accident injuries in March 2017 was slightly lower than in March 2016 but higher than in March 2015, 2014 and 2013 (see graph below).