Category Archives: Complete Streets

Tell the Feds: City Streets Are Not Highways

It doesn’t make much sense to design a street that passes through the center of a community’s downtown the same way we would the 50 mph highway that carries commuters from that city to another.
Currently, local communities and states must adhere to a long list of federal design criteria, or face an arduous and costly [...]

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POLLS are open – YOU can vote today for # 15 – Pedestrian Safety !

As part of the Participatory Budgeting, every resident of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen who is older than 14,  can now vote for up to 5 capital projects that will be built in our district. Voting will take place April 11 – 19. 

This is YOUR chance to make a direct impact : Here are the voting [...]

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Mark Your Calendars: VOTE to fund Safer Pedestrian Crossings

[ April 11, 2015 9:00 am to April 19, 2015 6:00 pm. ] As part of the Participatory Budgeting, every resident of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen who is older than 14,  can now vote for a capital project that will be built in our district. Voting will take place from April 11 to April 19. Click here for voting hours and locations

By voting for the  project called “Raised [...]

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Direct Tax $$ to Safe Pedestrian Crossings

[ March 24, 2015; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] For over a year, CHEKPEDS has been designing a Safe Pedestrian Crossing, that will provide Safe Crossing for ALL people, ALL the time. 
The Raised Pedestrian Crossing has been selected as one of the projects that you can vote for, as part of the Participatory Budgeting process Council Member Johnson initiated in our community. The selected projects will add up to $ 1 [...]

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Vision Zero 2015: The Year of the Protected Only Phase signals (Split Phase)

Sweden is on its way to reaching zero road deaths per year. The Economist earlier this year took a look at the data: just three deaths per 100,000 people, compared to 5.5 in the European Union and 11.4 in the US. (See this European Commission report for additional data.)
How has Sweden done it? “We are going much more for [...]

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2014 was a game changer for pedestrians

Vision Zero:
Mayor Di Blasio made good on his campaign promise to get serious on traffic injuries and fatalities. This year 22 bills were passed in the council to improve information, increase enforcement and increase penalties for careless drivers who do not respect the laws. The DOT embarked in a city-wide consultation with the communities to [...]

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Pedestrian Delight: 41st Street Protected Crossing

After six years of asking and two neighbors killed, it is finally SAFE for pedestrians to cross 41st Street on the West side of 9th Avenue! As you can see below, pedestrians are actually talking and smiling while crossing the street, a real testament to the immense relief the improvements the DOT installed are bringing [...]

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DOT to implement Pedestrian Safety features as the result of Hell’s Kitchen Study

DOT presented to Community Baord 4′s Transportation Committee two proposals to protect from turning cars pedestrians who cross with the walk sign. The first split phase signal at 43rd Street and 9th Avenue will give an exclusive Walk phase to protect seniors who cross 9th Avenue on the south crossing from cars and buses turning [...]

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2013: A Year to Remember – Best Wishes for 2014

Port Authority in festive mood
2013 saw the economy rebound and hopefully the circumstances of  many of our neighbors improved with it. At least when it comes to street improvements, they apply to ALL street users, no matter who they are, and we counted many successes this year:
On the ground:  cross town bike paths,  44th Street [...]

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Celebrate Bike Month: Free Outdoor Movie

[ May 13, 2013; 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. ]

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