Category Archives: CHEKPEDS

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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Candidates transportation platforms

If you want a quick read on who is a best match for your political views go to The City newspaper who has developed a fantastic tool to find you dream candidate. You answer questions and they show you who matches . This is really cool and useful !

If you want a deeper dive, […]

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Council Transportation Committee To Vote On Legislation Establishing Crash Investigation & Analysis Unit Within DOT

Dan Dan Hanegby “fell” onto West 26th Street and was fatally struck by a bus, police said. Videos told a different story

 A welcome step toward making post-crash analysis more victim friendly and linking it with proactive street redesign

Intro 2224-A. seeks to establish a crash investigation and analysis unit within the Department of Transportation (DOT). The […]

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NYPD Precinct listens to the community: reorganizes 50% of parking space

In recent months , NYPD’s Precinct Manhattan North heard a lot about residents frustration with barricades and “combat parking” . Since last summer, such a set up gave the impression that the block was an “occupied zone” . The residents complained to Manhattan Community Board 4 who wrote a letter in October. […]

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Mayoral Candidates focus on Transportation – March 25 @ 6:30

Safe, Equitable, and Accessible Streets: A Mayoral Forum on the Future of Transportation in NYC

Tomorrow evening – March 25th at 6:30 p.m. – the leading candidates for Mayor will respond to tough transportation questions.

Moderated by New York Times Metro reporter Dana Rubinstein, and jointly hosted by Families for Safe Streets, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, New […]

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Black History Month in Transportation

Gertrude Hadley JeannetteGarrett Morgan

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette was the first female taxi driver to receive a […]

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Snow removal for whom?

If you ever needed confirmation, recent snowstorms showed once again that there is no equity between pedestrians/commuters/cyclists and drivers in New York City. All lanes of vehicular traffic were cleared of snow in 12 hours, while bus stops, bike lanes, corners and sidewalks were impassable. We should not be surprised: the NYC Sanitation Department (DSNY) calls its […]

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The State of the Sidewalk

Complete the Survey

Sidewalks are vital arteries for the millions of New Yorkers who use transit and walk. Manhattan Community Board 4 is seeking your input to better address the current state of the walking infrastructure, including sidewalks, curbs, and crossings in our City – under normal and snowy conditions. Thank you for filling out this […]

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