On January 16, 2004 Jodie Lane was electrocuted from stray voltage on the streets of New York City. The Jodie S. Lane Public Safety Foundation has since advocated for safer streets and accountability on the part of Consolidated Edison, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York State Public Service Commission. This website was created to educate New Yorkers about this public safety issue.

On New York City streets, between January 2004 and December 2009, dangerous voltage has been found on over 34,720 streetlights, manholes, sidewalks and other such objects.