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Category Archives: CHEKPEDS
Two years ago, following a cyclist’s death at Chambers Street, CHEKPEDS sent a letter to our elected officials and NYS DOT asking them to better protect Greenway. Cyclists have experienced many near misses, when southbound drivers turn west and cross the Greenway. Senator Brad Hoylman ordered a study of the West Side Highway and [...]
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% [...]
Our long-held dream to rebalance the vehicular traffic between 9th and 11th avenues by converting 11th Avenue becoming one-way south only has been realized. As promised, DOT changed traffic lights and markings at the end of June 2019. In August, will be the installation of bus loading platforms and a bike lane on the west side [...]
Not much if DOT proceeds with their current plans which maintain many car lanes and conflicts with curbside uses between Dyer and 8th Avenues.
As part of the Better Buses Action Plan, DOT intends to improve bus speed by 25% by 2020. the M42 was an easy choice, at 4mph or 25% slower than other buses [...]
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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