“See! Be Seen!” Pedestrian Safety Campaign Announced in New York State

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A $62 million investment announced by New York state today, as part of the groundbreaking Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, a multi-agency initiative to utilize engineering, education and enforcement campaigns to enhance pedestrian safety across Upstate New York and on Long Island. More than $22 million is going toward the first batch of pedestrian safety projects on state roads, which are currently underway, while $40 million is being invested to enhance pedestrian safety on local roadways. 

Locally, more than $3 million of work is being done. A full list of projects planned is listed below:

A total of $3.44 million in pedestrian safety funding has been allotted to localities in the Capital
Region, including:
• $1.49 million to the city of Albany, Albany County, for pedestrian signal installation and
crosswalk upgrades along multiple corridors
• $1.06 million to the city of Schenectady, Schenectady County, to upgrade pedestrian
facilities at 10 signalized intersections
• $500,000 to the city of Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, to upgrade multiple signalized
• $400,000 to the town of Clifton Park, Saratoga County, to upgrade multiple signalized
intersections along Clifton Park Center
A total of $1.23 million has been allotted to pedestrian safety projects in the Mohawk Valley,
• $570,000 to the city of Utica, Oneida County, for multiple pedestrian facility upgrades
• $660,000 to the city of Gloversville, Fulton County, for multiple pedestrian facility

Additionally, New York State is preparing to launch a brand new pedestrian safety campaign called “See! Be Seen!”

The campaign will run from June 15 through June 28, putting a strong focus on correct motorist and pedestrian behavior. 

More details on the campaign can be found here.

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