A busy summer

9th Avenue Renaissance/ DOT study

  • July 1: DOT starts the Hell’s Kitchen traffic congestion and pedestrian safety study – A senior team is assembled and meetings take place to refine the scope . Scope is expanded  to 29th Street to the South .
  • A team of DOT and  Port Authority engineers walk through the neighborhood for three hours, familiarizing themselves with our hellish traffic conditions.

Congestion Pricing

  • June 12: Chekpeds members join the Bloomberg team in Albany to lobby in favor of Congestion Pricing
  • June : Chekpeds members and Westsiders join Bloomberg to ask for congestion pricing at Time Square, the Bronx and various venues in the City.
  • July 9 :  Community Board 4 , 5 and 6 host a joint meeting for the City to answer questions on Congestion pricing and listen to public concerns
  • July 12: Westsiders deliver over 250 petitions in favor of congestion pricing to Asembly member Brodsky and Speaker Silver
  • July 26 : Community Board 4 votes in favor of congestion pricing
  • August 14: City is awarded $354 million provided congestion pricing is implemented by January read more
  • Aug 21: 17 members- Congestion Pricing panel is appointed read more
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