The Department of Transportation has unveiled a new pedestrian safety plan for Manhattan as part of the mayor's Vision Zero program.
Officials have identified the most dangerous intersections and areas in each borough.
Manhattan has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities, and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said the city is working to make the streets safer.
A recently completed Vision Zero project is at Houston Street and Sixth Avenue.
Neighbors said the changes have made a big difference for their safety.
"It used to be three or four lanes would turn right onto Sixth. Now, it's only two lanes can turn," said Block Association President Richard Blodgett. "And most important of all, there's a 25-second delay before traffic can turn onto Sixth, allowing people to get across. There used to be a seven-second delay. Now, there's a 25-second delay. That's a big difference."
"We're going to continue to work with this community to try to make the streets in this neighborhood, and all over the city, as safe as possible," Trottenberg said.
Officials said they've planned 50 projects citywide, which will focus on both pedestrians and cyclist safety.
They also plan on rolling out a speed enforcement camera program in what they call "priority corridors" throughout the city.