You can get data about pedestrian safety and traffic incidents and learn how the City plans to address them.

You can also request or suggest safety improvements at specific locations.

You can get a detailed study on pedestrian safety and traffic fatality rates for the past eight years within New York City.

The Pedestrian Safety Report examines records of crashes that have caused serious injuries or fatalities to pedestrians and provides an action plan to decrease traffic fatalities and improve pedestrian safety.

Get a copy of the NYC Pedestrian Safety Report and Action Plan.

You can ask the Department of Transportation (DOT) to review a specific street, intersection, or pedestrian crossing for possible safety improvements. You can also submit street safety suggestions.

This includes:

  • Installing speed reducers, such as speed bumps or humps
  • Increasing crossing times at signals
  • Placing enforcement cameras
  • Altering the street’s design
  • Restricting vehicle turns

Your request should include details about the problem and specify the exact street or intersection.

DOT will respond within 14 days.


Contact the Department of Transportation.

By Mail

Mail your request to:

Department of Transportation Commissioner
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

 Was this information helpful?   Yes    No