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Category Archives: Sidewalk
As announced DOT is widening the western sidewalk of 8th Avenue from W38th to W45th Streets and adding a protected bike lane. It is stunning : Yes, all that space is ours!
a NO left turn has been installed on W42nd Street, a small revolution in itself!
Everyone walks in New York: 11.4 million of us walk every day. This includes 1.1 million commuters arriving at the bus terminal, at Grand Central, and at Penn Station. Sixty million tourists visit New York annually and they walk. And we pay the highest price for that privilege: since 2014, 663 crash fatalities involved pedestrians – 50% [...]
As our reader Michael McGrinder commented: “The word sidewalk implies a place for walking, not walking sideways”.
Chekpeds testified at the City council asking for just that : official well defined Walk Lanes – which are dedicated, unobstructed space on sidewalks or in the street- for pedestrians to walk. Today this goes by the obscure name [...]
[ June 12, 2019; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Like all of us , people who walk, you are probably frustrated by the lack of space for pedestrians. On both 8th and 9th Avenues, one often has to walk in the bike lane . Not good for cyclists or pedestrians. At intersections we need to walk around buses and cars, right in the traffic.
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In its response to a recent Department of Sanitation’s request for information, CHEKPEDS makes a strong case that they could.
As a location for the temporary storage of building waste, we propose to use some of the public right-of-way that is currently used for the free storage of private vehicles. Specifically, our proposal repurposes several on-street [...]
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 [...]
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).
We oppose [...]
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 [...]