Category Archives: Complete Streets

11th Av. conversion crowns 15 years of advocacy on the west side

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 [...]

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SPEAK UP: Public comments on the Bus Terminal replacement project

[ July 10, 2019; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] SPEAK UP : tell the Port Authority your priorities

[caption id="attachment_6040" align="alignleft" width="300"] PABT ramps – credit Brian Weber[/caption]

The public meetings are part of the Port Authority’s robust 120-day public outreach process to solicit comments from elected officials in New York and New Jersey, the City of New York, neighborhood residents, other stakeholders and the public [...]

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How much faster will the M42 get?

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 [...]

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Finally! More walking/cycling space on 8th Avenue

The horrendous stretch of West 38th Street to West 45th Street is slated by DOT for an upgrade and not a minute too soon. The changes will take place later this year.
Pedestrian congestion is so extreme on this stretch, that last year conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists escalated with a pedestrian sending a cyclist to the [...]

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Spring fever: DOT is transforming our streets

So many times, we complained that DOT was too slow or not doing enough ..  Let’s give them credit for the projects going on in our neighborhood. These are very exciting times for Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea even if some projects took a very long time to come to fruition.

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More walking space: introducing the “Walking Lanes”

 

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 [...]

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11th Avenue being converted to one-way (44/57)

Finally after 12 years of planning work, the DOT has started the conversion of 11th Avenue from two-way to one-way south between 44th and 57th Streets  !
It was the ultimate goal of the Hell’s kitchen study, to optimize the unused capacity and re balance the load between the various avenues.  The installation will take place in [...]

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Great Job DOT! Safer Crossing for 800 students at West 41st Street and 10th Avenue

After a  successful campaign by both residents of 555 10th Avenue and the parents of the school Success Academy Hudson Yards, DOT installed a new split LPI at the very dangerous intersection of W41st Street and 10th Avenue.  This is one of the Lincoln Tunnel entrances where drivers use two lanes  to turn aggressively and [...]

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Protected intersections will be standard on 11th Avenue bike lane

Last Month, New York City DOT gave MCB4′s Transportation Committee a comprehensive update on the roll out of a newly configured 11th Avenue, with a one-way section from 40th Street to 57th Street and two-way below 40th Street. This project is part of the DOT’ Study of Hell’s Kitchen started in 2007  at CHEKPEDS’ request [...]

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Best wishes for 2019!

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 [...]

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