City roads are designed for vehicles. But the modern cultural push for pedestrian-friendly cities and increased bike paths means there’s a war raging on the streets. Unfortunately, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities are on the rise. In an effort to combat this, many cities have adopted a road safety program called Vision Zero. Launched in Sweden, this program helps marry pedestrians, bikes and automobiles. The program puts emphasis on safety design and system controls. Steven D’Souza takes us to New York where they’ve been integrating the program with much success for the past four years. And we look at the problems plaguing Canada’s most populous city as it tries to ensure the safety of all road users.