Vision Zero, the worldwide program that goals to scale back site visitors deaths to nil, hasn’t actually caught on, even in cities keen to save lots of lives. One massive metropolis on the east coast, nonetheless, is bucking the nationwide development.

Jersey City noticed zero site visitors deaths in 2022. That quantity does include a caveat: Only the roads managed instantly by town noticed no deaths.

New Jersey the state, as an entire, noticed simply as a lot dying and harm in 2022 as the remainder of the nation, and that consists of on freeways that run proper by New York’s little brother throughout the river.

In 2018, the booming mini-metropolis across the river from New York City made headlines for being the first city in New Jersey to adopt Vision Zero

That Vision Zero milestone comes with a caveat — it only reflects the roads that the city maintains. Several major corridors that cut through its downtown belong to Hudson County or the state

The space close to St. Pauls Avenue between JFK Boulevard and Tonnele Avenue is a tangle of thoroughfares and jurisdictions.

So, after surveys, audits and light-touch interventions like pace humps and crosswalks, metropolis planners tried one thing else.

The instantaneous site visitors circles — town’s first — compelled drivers to decelerate as they negotiated the crossings with pedestrians and different autos.