Category Archives: Complete Streets

Will bicyclists and pedestrians ever be on the same wavelength?

Following the September 2018 publication of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)‘s study “Cycling at a Crossroad”, a cyclist and a pedestrian joined forces in developing a simulator to identify the best possible signal timing, one that would provide the maximum safety to both pedestrians and cyclists while guaranteeing the longest green wave [...]

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There is hope for 8th Avenue!

In  a letter responding to a request from Manhattan Community Board 4,  Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of NYC Department of Transportation indicated this week that a study is underway for the 8th Avenue corridor , from 35th to 47th Street. DOT, jointly with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will attempt to resolve [...]

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DOT commits to pedestrian safety features on 10th Avenue bike lane

We are very grateful that Speaker Corey Johnson office helped DOT and the community reach a compromise for the pedestrian features of the 10th Avenue bike lane from 52nd  to 60th Street  to be installed this fall. At the last Transportation Committee of CB4 , DOT indicated that

the signals will  be adjusted to enforce  the [...]

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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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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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Progress Report

The Department of Transportation tells us they are studying  the following dangerous areas we had been flagging for years:
60th Street and 9th Avenue
57th Street and 8th Avenue
42nd Street and 8th Avenue
DOT is also working on a summer/ fall 2018 schedule to actually convert 11th Avenue to one way , with bike lane and bus platforms [...]

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10th Avenue Bike Lane, Street Seats and Crashmapper

[ March 21, 2018; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us at the Manhattan Community Board 4 Transportation Committee to share your comments and opinions on these topics and more..

Manhattan Community Board 4 – Transportation Committee
Wednesday, March 21st, 6:30 p.m.
The Flats, 554 West 53rd Street (10/11)

The meeting will be followed by the first meeting of the ADA Working group .

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Join Us: Cross town protected bike lanes

[ January 17, 2018; 12:30 am to 9:30 pm. ] After the community board asked twice for crosstown bike lanes, DOT is presenting their plan for  multiple crosstown protected bike lanes,  as well as a project to implement a pair on 26/29th Streets where a bicyclist was killed by a bus driver last summer.

Manhattan Community Baord 4 – Transportation committee
Wednesday , January 17, 6:30 p.m.
Cameo [...]

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Best Wishes for 2018

2017 felt like a rotten year, but we kept our heads down and managed to accomplish a lot with the help of DOT, our elected officials and the Community Board:
Reclaim Street Space for pedestrians: A whole block of 8th Avenue (42/43) was transformed by dedicating a car lane to pedestrians and adding a protected bike [...]

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Cross Town Protected Bike lanes on W37/38th streets?

Community Board 4 wrote a letter to DOT asking them to study the feasibility of protected crosstown bike lanes on 37th and 38th Streets from 11th to 8th Avenue .
The bike lanes would connect workers and residents of the emerging Hudson Yards district to the northbound  / southbound  lanes on 8th and 9th Avenues.  And [...]

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