Category Archives: Congestion

We need your help to measure Air Quality!

Our neighborhood experiences the third worst air quality in New York city, which in itself is not compliant with Federal guidelines. We suspect that the reality is even worse , since measurements have been done with very few captors.
We need a few volunteers to spend 10 minutes, 3 times a day at specific locations in [...]

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LAST CHANCE to voice your concerns on PA’s Bus Replacement Project

[ September 5, 2019; 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] SPEAK UP : Tell the Port Authority to be more encompassing and bolder in its goals and solutions . This new facility will probably last more than 50 years.

Port Authority Bus Replacement Project
Thursday September 5, 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Westin Hotel Times Square,
Broadway Ballroom,
207 W 43rd Street (7/8), New York, NY

The PA does not intend to fully relieve the [...]

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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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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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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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Port Authority seeking residents to join Bus Terminal Advisory Board

The Port Authority is seeking interested individuals who commute regularly through or live near the midtown bus terminal to serve on the agency’s new Port Authority Bus Terminal Advisory Council.
The new advisory council – which will launch in July as a 12-month pilot program – will be tasked with providing input to facility management on [...]

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Congestion Pricing Passes! Traffic Safety will improve

Rejoice! Our lives are about to get better, from a congestion, air quality but also safety standpoints.
London implemented congestion pricing over 10 years ago and reduced its road traffic by 15%. in 2015, Lancaster University Management School studied the effect Congestion Pricing had on traffic safety and concluded that it reduced crashes leading to fatalities [...]

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It is a new day on our streets: New york will be the first American city with congestion pricing

The Congestion pricing plan has been included in the governor’s budget after garnering sufficient support to pass in the State legislature. There are still many hurdles ahead of the final budget and law, including all the wrangling by special interests looking for exemptions and control.
What comes out may not be ideal, but the principle will [...]

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14th Street users deserve Fully Protected Bus Lanes

 
At the last meeting of Manhattan Community Board 4′s Transporation committee, the public contributed many ideas to make bus rides more effective on this corridor, especially considering the next two years of misery commuters will experience once the construction starts on the L line, after 8 p.m.
A local architect brought the hyper-realistic model of buses [...]

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