Vision Zero Plan Aims to End Pedestrian Fatalities in the City

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Vision Zero

While attending Columbia University, where he received a master of science in urban planning, Daniel Hewes worked during the summer of 2014 in the office of Senator Daniel Squadron as a community affairs fellow. In this position, Daniel Hewes assisted in the creation of a pedestrian and curb safety action plan in the lower part of the city.

Known as Vision Zero, the plan is designed to help eliminate pedestrian fatalities because of vehicle accidents. One study shows that 73 percent of fatalities in the city involve pedestrians, stating that pedestrian fatalities actually grew by two percent between 2005 and 2013. The study identifies priority areas, corridors, and intersections that have the highest fatality rates and suggests steps to be taken in order to make the curbs and sidewalks safer. Senator Squadron serves the 26th Senate District as a member of several committees, including the corporations, authorities, and commissions committees, along with the finance and transportation committees.

Salvation Army in Haiti Responds to Victims of Hurricane Matthew

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Salvation Army


In 2015, Daniel Hewes received a master of science degree in urban planning from Columbia University, where he also served as an internal coordinator of the Planning Students’ Association. Daniel Hewes is an active supporter of several charitable organizations and has donated to the Salvation Army.

Salvation Army is an international evangelical movement and was founded in 1865 by William Booth. Concomitant with its mission of spreading the gospel, Salvation Army is also involved in civic activities aimed at helping those who are currently in need. Recently, the church helped assess the damages caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

With heavy rains, storm surges, and winds around 145 miles per hour, Hurricane Matthew has recently devastated Haiti, forcing thousands of people out of their homes. Upon assessing the situation, Salvation Army’s Haiti Division Project Officer Major John Eddy Bundu reported that south and southeast Haiti have suffered the greatest levels of damage. Moreover, one of Salvation Army’s physical projects, a school in Fonds-des-Negres, has lost its roof.

Taking cues from the assessment, Salvation Army’s Haiti Division has set up plans in order to help those who have been affected. To learn how you can donate to their relief efforts, visit