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Category Archives: Complete Streets
After months of discussions and refinements , the city council , under Speaker Corey Johnson’s leadership , passed a legislation to make the DOT accountable for the annual implementation of street improvements that benefit all. “The law shall prioritize and promote: (i) the safety of all street users; (ii) on-street priority for mass transit vehicles; (iii) [...]
14 blocks ( W43rd to W 57th) of brand new protected bike lane just popped up on 11th Avenue , or so it seemed! The 11th Avenue redesign was the last piece of a major puzzle entailing the Lincoln Tunnel approaches, that took DOT and the Hell’s Kitchen community 15 years to resolve. We owe [...]
Two more legislations passed last week that will improve our safety on the streets:
the carting industry reform will limit the number of commercial haulers in each of the service districts, thus reducing the overall miles travelled by commercial garbage trucks by 50%. This industry had continued to demonstrate its disregard for human life and for [...]
As announced DOT is widening the western sidewalk of 8th Avenue from W38th to W45th Streets and adding a protected bike lane. It is stunning : Yes, all that space is ours!
a NO left turn has been installed on W42nd Street, a small revolution in itself!
Deep into the Green Wave plan, DOT is proposing a design change which will have a profound impact on our culture and our streets and that mercifully the main press missed: ” Implement and review “Bicycle Progression” at one location in 2019 and identify other corridors for implementation in 2020. This signal timing strategy, often [...]
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 [...]