Author Archives: Team Chekpeds

Join us at Transit Center – Neighborhood Empowerment Project

As usual Open Plans founders are ahead of the game. This new initiative explores  how  monolithic agencies with many silos could enroll nimble and motivated local people who have a more holistic view of their streets in order to improve their productivity and response time.

This approach was embraced by corporations long ago in order to [...]

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It is a new day on our streets: New york will be the first American city with congestion pricing

The Congestion pricing plan has been included in the governor’s budget after garnering sufficient support to pass in the State legislature. There are still many hurdles ahead of the final budget and law, including all the wrangling by special interests looking for exemptions and control.
What comes out may not be ideal, but the principle will [...]

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750 Speed cameras added to NYC safety toolkit

After four  years of heroic advocacy by Families for Safe Streets and Transporation Alternatives,  and a Hail Mary save by the joint efforts of Governor Cuomo and Council Speaker Corey Johson, the new Albany legislature has finally adopted a sensible package of bills to allow more speed cameras around schools.
The increase from  140 to 750 [...]

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True Democracy: vote for $$$

We particularly like the tree guards and the bus clocks , which both benefit such a large number of pedestrians in our district.

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Vote Today!

1. Vote online NOW by clicking here
2. Vote in person at any of the following poll sites:
THE LGBT CENTER
208 West 13th Street
Saturday, March 30, Sunday, March 31
Saturday, April 6, [...]

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14th Street users deserve Fully Protected Bus Lanes

 
At the last meeting of Manhattan Community Board 4′s Transporation committee, the public contributed many ideas to make bus rides more effective on this corridor, especially considering the next two years of misery commuters will experience once the construction starts on the L line, after 8 p.m.
A local architect brought the hyper-realistic model of buses [...]

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Congestion Pricing brings massive benefits to everyone – please call

This is the last week of the state budget session in Albany, and that means this is our last shot to take action to pass congestion pricing in New York City. We could save 17,000 injuries and 71 deaths in the next two years and make our rides reliable while saving significant transit time. congestion pricing [...]

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Protected intersections will be standard on 11th Avenue bike lane

Last Month, New York City DOT gave MCB4′s Transportation Committee a comprehensive update on the roll out of a newly configured 11th Avenue, with a one-way section from 40th Street to 57th Street and two-way below 40th Street. This project is part of the DOT’ Study of Hell’s Kitchen started in 2007  at CHEKPEDS’ request [...]

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Join us: e-scooters and e-bikes hearings

Join us to ensure that e-scooters are introduced in phases in New York city in the appropriate  areas where they can be useful (not in the CBD), with proper speed controller (12 mph.) the proper infrastructure (no sidewalk riding; parking in parking lane only ) and legal safeguards (proper user agreement and increased enforcement).
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Cuomo puts Congestion pricing in his 2019 priorities

[ January 17, 2019; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The conversation about congestion pricing has evolved positively especially since the invasion of Manhattan by 100,000 Uber and Lyft cars in the last two years. Examine the Pros and Cons tomorrow night .

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Best wishes for 2019!

Dear members ,
At this time of year we’d like to reflect on our progress and stake out a few goals for 2019. There is much to like about 2018..
Focusing on Crash Data
In 2018 we launched Crashmapper.org, a web tool that received many accolades from the press, the agencies and the advocates. The tool maps and analyzes [...]

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