Category Archives: CHEKPEDS

14th Street: Transit and Truck priority Pilot

In July, DOT and MTA will start operating a new configuration on 14th street from 3rd to 8th Avenues, 5 AM to 10 PM as an 18 month pilot: one lane each way , located in the center will carry buses and  trucks across the island. All other traffic will be permitted on one block [...]

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New Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Safety projects underway

 
This is really happening! Split phase signals on 57th Street at both 8th and 10th Avenues. And indeed closing the bike lane gap from 56th Street to Central Park ! Yoo hoo ! DOT is in full swing!

 

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Claim a free tree guard!

Time to claim a tree guard for your favorite tree!
One of the initiatives funded by the 2019 Participatory budget will provide tree guards for newly planted trees. If there are some in your neck of the hood, on the streets and especially on the avenues  where the conditions are harsher for the newly planted trees, [...]

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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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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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Join Us to Celebrate Bob’s life

 

Celebration of Bob’s Life
Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 2p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hartley House
413 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Robert Paul Kalin
(February 28, 1954 – January 22, 2019)

A quiet and humble person, he never sought, nor wanted recognition for the work he dedicated his life to. His presence in our neighborhood will be deeply missed.
 
Bob Kalin, [...]

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Another safety improvement on W42nd Street and 8th Avenue

Step by step this intersection is getting better, although it is so bad, you can hardly notice the progress !

Pedestrians crossing at the north of the intersection, now have the priority, while the turn signal for eastbound motorists who make a left turn on 8th Avenue has been moved to the end of the cycle [...]

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M42 Bus: from Pokey to Presto in 2019?

Improving bus service in New York city is a key prerequisite to the success of congestion pricing . From giving more commute options to residents who live in transit deserts, to speeding up the current buses in Manhattan, this is a priority for both MTA and DOT.
DOT recently announced its ” Better Buses Action Plan [...]

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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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Join us at Transit Center – Neighborhood Empowerment Project

As usual Open Plans founders are ahead of the game. This new initiative explores  how  monolithic agencies with many silos could enroll nimble and motivated local people who have a more holistic view of their streets in order to improve their productivity and response time.

This approach was embraced by corporations long ago in order to [...]

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