How Tactical Urbanism Helped Conquer the Streets of Jersey City

Covid has been particularly hard on cities: downtown business districts are still struggling due to the shift to remote work; some cities have seen population declines; and crime has spiked virtually everywhere. In addition, the pandemic pushed more people into cars, setting back the safe streets movement. After years of progress, cities like New York City saw big increases in pedestrian deaths. This is a nationwide problem—with one notable exception: Jersey City recently announced that no one died on its city streets in 2022, meeting its Vision Zero plan for the city.The milestone was the result of years of work by the city and its continuing collaborative work with Street Plans which began six years ago. Martin C. Pederson, Executive Director of the Common Edge Collaborative, interviewed Mike Lydon last week. 

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