Category Archives: CHEKPEDS

Victory for Disabled – L train’s 6th Avenue station to become ADA compliant

Disabled person discuss with Andy Byford at L Train Open House. Photo by Lesley Susan
As the result of a lawsuit filed by the 14th Street Coalition and disabled groups, the MTA committed to install elevators at the 14th Street and 6th Avenue Station, while the repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel are underway.
It is a terrific win [...]

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Speed cameras work. Ask Gov. Cuomo to keep them to save lives

Last night, the State Legislature went home without approving an extension of life-saving speed cameras at schools. The Assembly majority showed real leadership by approving an expansion bill but the Senate did not allow it to advance. Because of this inaction, , the speed camera program as we know it will end on July 25th and lives will be at [...]

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Pedestrians and cyclists fight over crumbs on 8th Avenue

I know , pedestrians will tell you that cyclists are doing all sorts of illegal stuff: running red lights, interfering with pedestrians in the crosswalk, going the wrong way, riding on the sidewalk  and they are right about all of it. Bicyclists scare pedestrians with unexpected moves and can be very callous when called upon [...]

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Inclusive streets: focus on disabled persons

When we met with Andy Byford , the new head of New York City Transit, he declared being very focused on accessibility. His 10 year plan is proof that he was serious .  Now the Coalition of Block Associations againstthe L train who had filed a lawsuit against both DOT and MTA, has already settled [...]

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Spotlight on bike lanes: 8th and 10th Avenues proposals coming up

Join Us at the Transportation Committee, to hear DOT’s plans to extend the 8th Avenue bike lane from 56th Street around Columbus circle  and the Amsterdam Avenue bike lane down to 52nd Street.
DOT will present their approach to make 57th Street and 8th Avenue safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.  We are so grateful to Assembly [...]

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Join Us: speak your mind with the new head of NYC transit

[ April 19, 2018; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]

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MTA to discuss stations enhancements at CB4 Transportation Committee

[ April 18, 2018; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Wednesday, April 18th - 6:30 PM
MCB4 Office Conference Room
330 W. 42nd Street, 26th Fl.

Presentation: New York City Transit on Upcoming Enhanced Station Initiative Work at 57th Street (F), 23rd Street (F/M), 28th Street (6), Penn Station (A/C/E/1/2/3)

These stations will probably be closed during the work.

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Your Tax $ , Your Vote!

Each year our council member allocates $ 1 million of his capital budget to be spent according to his constituents’ wishes. This is called participatory budgeting . 2018 is no exception but you have only one day left to cast your vote.
In the last 2 years, 200 trees were installed as part of this process, and this [...]

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The future of Hell’s Kitchen South

On April 3rd over 60 people gathered at the Metro Baptist Church to hear about  HKSC  proposed plan to help undo the damage and disfiguring scars left by the many open air cuts that were created to allow for the Lincoln Tunnel entrances and exits in Hell’s Kitchen South.
Congressman Jerry Nadler spoke to assure all [...]

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Port Authority Bus Terminal – Update

The rhythm and quality of CB4 interaction with the Port Authority is a sea change from previous years. It is clear that the PA executives in charge are ready and anxious to proceed with the project. See some of the key dates for yourself:
April 2017:
•MCB4 meets with the Port Authority on the #7 extension
July 2017:
•Meeting of the PABT NY working group [...]

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