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Last week we were reminded that traffic violence continues unabated in our district . A 36 years old bicyclist was killed going east on 26th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Videos show that he was taken over by a commuter bus driver who caused him to fall and be crushed under the rear wheels of [...]
This month the DOT presented a proposal for a parking protected bike lane on 7th Avenue between Clarkson and 30th Street. While in the past the discussion may have focused on loss of parking, this year all the questions from the public and the committee were on intersection safety.
Following the death of a cyclist on [...]
In May 2017 the DOT plans to redesign the awful block of 8th Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets.
the pedestrian area increased by 60% by removing the barricade.The adjacent bike lane will be by delineated by large blocks on the pedestrian side and flexible bollards on the vehicular side to prevent obstructions.
We had been working [...]
After Chekpeds board member Chana Widawsky sent a terrific letter to our elected officials, on the risks to the bicyclists on the Hudson River Park Greenway, Senator Brad Hoylman rallied all the elected officials whose district includes the Greenway and they collectively sent a very strong letter to the New York State Department of Transportation [...]
While the Families for Safe Streets @NYC_SafeStreets and Transportation Alternatives put together a strong coalition and mounted a brilliant campaign in Albany, the legislative leaders failed to include the modest bill to increase the number of cameras by 60 and increase their hours of operations, in the package negotiated with Governor Cuomo, claiming that NYC Council [...]
CHEKPEDS was founded in September 2005. With a bit of delay, we are taking time to reflect on the last 10 years, the joys, the frustrations and overall the great progress YOU have accomplished with us and the help of untold number of partners . We are incredibly grateful for your advocacy and activism.
There is [...]
The third edition of the NYC DOT’s Street Design Manual was recently released and I could not wait to read it. Why? This book reveals the DNA of the Department of Transportation, the hard-wired code the engineers follow and gives a glimpse into its evolution.
Up to page 31, warm words, good marketing pitch, clear process [...]
Under significant pressure from the community and its elected representatives, DOT agreed to add 33 real pedestrian refuges to the proposed 6th Avenue bike lane between 8th and 33rd Street. Community Board 4 will vote to approve the revised proposal in February.
You know this picture of 9th Avenue bike lanes that DOT uses in many [...]
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 [...]