Author Archives: Team Chekpeds

We need your input to preserve our community from the Bus Terminal- Meeting and Survey

[ February 7, 2017; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

 

On December 6, Manhattan Community Board 4 hosted a community planning session at Metro Baptist Church related to proposals for a new Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT).  At that meeting it was announced that a community coalition would be forming in the wake of PABT discussions and proposals.

The first meeting of the coalition will be Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 [...]

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Landmark Ruling: City liable for crash because lack of traffic calming

The New York high court just ruled that the City can be held liable for failing to study and implement traffic calming measures, which the jury determined were a major factor contributing to the crash. In a 2004 incident, the driver was traveling at 54 mph on Gerritsen Avenue, which had a speed limit of [...]

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Traffic fatalities are skyrocketing: what will the DOT do?

In December 2016, our neighborhood experienced two more fatalities, bringing the 2016 toll to  6 , or three times as many as in 2013.  A tourist was killed crossing W39th Street at 10th Avenue  and a bicyclist was killed while crossing 55th Street at 12th Avenue
We send a strong letter to our elected officials asking [...]

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Hudson River Park greenway: Near Death Experiences

in 2006 Carl Nacht was killed  by a vehicle in the Hudson River Park, on the greenway. On 2016 another person was killed on the greenway at Chambers street.
CHEKPEDS sent a letter to the Department of Transportation and the Hudson River Park Trust late last year to alert them of the exceedingly dangerous situation at [...]

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Good Bye 2016… Welcome 2017

 

2016 ended up as a tough year!
Congestion – Clean Air

The Project to replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal dominated our  activity , with townhalls, press conferences, testimonies , killer missives and arm wrestling between our elected officials and the Port. We thought it was ending up on a positive note when the Port Authority Board [...]

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Will self driving cars improve pedestrian safety?

The US DOT thinks so , and that is why 2016 is the first year when self driving cars became a reality on multiple levels: the US DOT published rules to create a regulatory framework by  types and related expectations and some sates (Nevada, California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Tennessee and Utah—and Washington D.C.)  ( Pittsburgh) have legalized their [...]

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Governor Cuomo does not care about the Bus Terminal – We do and We VOTE

[ December 6, 2016; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] While everyone bickers about which project to fund, the community continues its steady work on planning our area to include a replacement terminal. Please join us  and bring your ideas!

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Join the World Day of Remembrance for crash victims

[ November 20, 2016; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Be there for the global event that commemorates the lives and death of traffic crash victims. In tandem with people around the world, NYC will remember those lost.

WALK , RIDE or STAND  Join Families for Safe Streets and the TransAlt community to honor and remember victims of traffic violence and stand together to create a [...]

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We Need Your Input: Update on Port Authority Bus Terminal

[ December 6, 2016; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

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Mark Your Calendars: Port Authority Bus Terminal Community Input

[ December 6, 2016; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] So much has happen since the Town Hall in April 2016! Through continued pressure, letters and meetings, our elected officials obtained that the Port Authority consult with the community for the siting and design of a new Bus Terminal on the west side of Manhattan

Please Join Community Board 4 and our elected officials to hear [...]

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