Promote the health and safety of all New Yorkers
We are continually striving to make New York a cleaner, more environmentally conscious, safer, and healthier city. The Strategy allocates funding for improving health care facilities, police and emergency response infrastructure, and sanitation facilities and equipment.
We are revitalizing our health and hospitals system to ensure New Yorkers have access to state-of-the-art preventative care and medical treatment. We are allocating $2.6 billion to support the rehabilitation of existing hospitals, including $696 million to modernize our hospital facilities by upgrading IT systems and medical equipment. We will also invest $327 million to renovate existing public health facilities to ensure uninterrupted and quality services to all New Yorkers.
Safeguarding the well-being of vulnerable populations including the elderly, disabled, and homeless, is a priority. We are increasing capacity and making improvements to homeless shelter facilities that serve a range of disparate populations.
Investments in traffic safety help all New Yorkers, especially seniors and people with disabilities. In addition to Vision Zero projects, this TYCS includes initiatives including accessible pedestrian signals and pedestrian ramp improvements.
We will protect our communities and promote public safety by equipping our police officers, fire fighters, and correctional officers with infrastructure and facilities to respond to neighborhood needs. For example, we are committing $75 million to building a new police precinct for the 40th Precinct in the Bronx. This brand-new building will include a new community event space, making our precincts more welcoming while ensuring the safety of those who live and work in the neighborhood.
Making the city cleaner and greener improves the lives of all New Yorkers. DSNY collects approximately 12,000 tons of garbage and recycling a day, operates from 59 local sanitation garages, and utilizes over 5,400 vehicles, other specialized equipment. This Strategy funds new equipment so DSNY can continue to provide safe and reliable service. We will make our city greener by devoting $187 million toward planting new street trees.