Author Archives: Team Chekpeds

Pedestrian Delight: Wider Sidewalk on 8th Avenue

With the help of Duane Reade’s Landlord at the corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, DOT has enlarged the sidewalk by 9 ft  or 40% on a block of 8th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets that is usually hyper congested with pedestrians and Port Authority bus commuters. The pedestrian barricade has been removed, [...]

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Pushing the envelope: Streetopia

[ June 22, 2017; 6:00 pm to 9:01 pm. ] Streetopia
Thursday, July 22nd, 2017, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York,
1220 5th Ave & 103rd St, New York

The advocates for Streets Renaissance have garnered many  successes over the last 10 years and really changed our streets. They now challenge us to think big and with new experiments and bold [...]

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Mark Your Calendars: Tell the Port Authority to clean their Act!

[ July 20, 2017; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Port Authority Board meeting
Thursday, July 20th, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4 World Trade Center
(more information to follow )

At the last Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition’s meeting various speakers explained the impact of cars exhaust buses and idling on our health. A representative of the NYC Health Department was at hand to respond to various [...]

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A tragic week in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen

Last week we were reminded that traffic violence continues unabated in our district . A 36 years old bicyclist was killed going east on 26th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Videos show that he was taken over by a commuter bus driver who caused him to fall and be crushed under the rear wheels of [...]

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JOIN US : Port Authority is bad for your health – even before adding 50% more buses

[ May 31, 2017; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] A representative of the NYC Department of Health will join us  to explain how poor air quality  affects our health.

Make sure you join us at the next
Hell’s Kitchen South Coalition
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
410 West 40th Street ( 9/Dyer)

 

Agenda

General update on process/plan for new Port Authority bus terminal
Presentation of coalition mission statement, guiding principles [...]

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Will 7th Avenue bike lane have safer intersections?

This month the DOT presented a proposal for a parking protected bike lane on 7th Avenue between Clarkson and 30th Street. While in the past the discussion may have focused on loss of parking, this year all the questions from the public and the committee were on intersection safety.
Following the death of a cyclist on [...]

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Long awaited changes come to 11th Avenue – Less parking, Less congestion

Finally ! Once again , 11th Avenue goes in both directions between 34th and 40th Streets, allowing 9th and 10th Avenues to get relief from Lincoln tunnel- bond traffic congestion.
The Department of Transportation effected the changes last week and will add high visibility cross walks this week. An LPI has also been added at 37th [...]

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One block of 8th Avenue will soon be safer for pedestrians and cyclists

 

In May 2017 the DOT plans to redesign the awful block of 8th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets.
the pedestrian area increased by 60%  by removing  the  barricade.The adjacent bike lane will be by delineated by large blocks on the pedestrian side and flexible bollards on the vehicular side to prevent obstructions.
We had been working [...]

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This a great day for pedestrians in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen

As part of the Hell’s Kitchen Transporation Study we had requested that a number of intersections be equipped with split phase signals, which give a exclusive crossing phase to pedestrians. The Department of Transportation came through for us, approving all the intersections we had recommended: 12 more pedestrian crossings to be protected in 2017.   [...]

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Port Authority Bus Terminal : Next Steps

Two months ago the Port Authority  adopted its 10 year Capital plan and earmarked $ 3.5 Billions to build a new bus terminal . However the Chairman indicated that “ this resolution does not preclude the study of any additional options for providing cross-Hudson transportation. We continue to acknowledge that, while the bus terminal is a [...]

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