Author Archives: Team Chekpeds

Tired of honking on your street ? #2

NYC Departement of Transporation has a new tool for you: a Neighborhood Loading Zone. This is a 2 to 3 cars length of curb lane that is marked with a ” no Parking” regulation. This regulation allows deliveries and pick up and drop offs to take place without getting a ticket. Delivery personnel […]

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Rejoice! Soon pedestrians will get their fair share of 8th Avenue

The Departement of Transportation shared with CB4 their plans to continue the sidewalk widening south to W31st Street . The first section is already installed from W43rd to W38th Street. […]

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Victory! Pedestrians Safer at Time Warner Building

Earlier this month, the beloved 73-year-old Kathie Coblentz, who lived steps away and was the third-longest serving employee of the New York Public Library was killed by a driver exiting the parking garage. Coblentz was mourned by her colleagues at the public library and honored in the pages of the New York Times.

Chekpeds Chair, Martin […]

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Tired of honking on your street ?

NYC Departement of Transporation has a new tool for you: a Neighborhood Loading Zone. This is a 2 to 3 cars length of curb lane that is marked with a ” no Parking” regulation. This regulation allows deliveries and pick up and drop offs to take place without getting a ticket. Delivery personnel […]

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Tired of bikes on sidewalk/ attached to everything?

Bike Corrals are bike racks installed in the curbside lane of the street (instead of on the sidewalk) to provide public bike parking. The new commissioner of the Departement of Transportation just announced that 10,000 bike corrals will be installed in the coming months.

This is a perfect time to ride the momentum and […]

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Sidewalk repairs and maintenance get a D-MINUS

Since 2003, the city has outsourced the maintenance of sidewalks to landlords and the results are appalling: according to an MCB4 survey 59% (and 68% Person with Disabilities PWD ) rated as poor or very poor City’s job of maintaining sidewalks . The numbers worsen to 62% of respondents (and 69% PWD) on […]

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Join Us- 8th Avenue Pedestrian Improvements

May 19, 2021- 6:30 p.m.

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Feds clear the way for congestion pricing

On March 30, the Federal Government gave the go ahead to the MTA to perform the environmental assessment which will look at how charging a toll on vehicles driving into Manhattan would affect traffic volumes and emissions. A more streamlined process for reviewing the plan’s environmental impacts will help move the project along faster than […]

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From a 5.50-acre parking lot to a park

Pier 76, the abominable tow pound the City committed to dismantle 20 years ago is finally gone! This is a triple win for our neighborhood.

First safety: the pound attracted tow trucks and cars who were constantly in a rush and showed little regard for the users of the greenway. There were 116 injuries and […]

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Join Cityrise team to educate candidates on transportation

The next City Council will be called upon to deliver progress and equity. A focus on Transportation would deliver meaningful and visible benefits of equity, safety, health and mobility to all. Cityrise is launching an initiative to harness local advocates in educating candidates. We need District Captains and Co-Captains to take CHARGE of these outreach […]

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