Category Archives: pedestrian

Pedestrians and cyclists fight over crumbs on 8th Avenue

I know , pedestrians will tell you that cyclists are doing all sorts of illegal stuff: running red lights, interfering with pedestrians in the crosswalk, going the wrong way, riding on the sidewalk  and they are right about all of it. Bicyclists scare pedestrians with unexpected moves and can be very callous when called upon [...]

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Inclusive streets: focus on disabled persons

When we met with Andy Byford , the new head of New York City Transit, he declared being very focused on accessibility. His 10 year plan is proof that he was serious .  Now the Coalition of Block Associations againstthe L train who had filed a lawsuit against both DOT and MTA, has already settled [...]

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Your Tax $ , Your Vote!

Each year our council member allocates $ 1 million of his capital budget to be spent according to his constituents’ wishes. This is called participatory budgeting . 2018 is no exception but you have only one day left to cast your vote.
In the last 2 years, 200 trees were installed as part of this process, and this [...]

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Progress Report

The Department of Transportation tells us they are studying  the following dangerous areas we had been flagging for years:
60th Street and 9th Avenue
57th Street and 8th Avenue
42nd Street and 8th Avenue
DOT is also working on a summer/ fall 2018 schedule to actually convert 11th Avenue to one way , with bike lane and bus platforms [...]

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10th Avenue Bike Lane, Street Seats and Crashmapper

[ March 21, 2018; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us at the Manhattan Community Board 4 Transportation Committee to share your comments and opinions on these topics and more..

Manhattan Community Board 4 – Transportation Committee
Wednesday, March 21st, 6:30 p.m.
The Flats, 554 West 53rd Street (10/11)

The meeting will be followed by the first meeting of the ADA Working group .

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Tracking Traffic Crashes, Trends and Vision Zero progress in New York City

Crashmapper.org a web-based app, developed by CHEKPEDS was launched in New York City, on February 28, 2018. The application received very positive reviews from Streetsblog “ This Is the Tool You Need to Push for Safer Streets in Your Part of NYC”. A reputed transportation consultant calls it ” a fantastic tool” and even some DOT employees find [...]

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Thousands ask for better enforcement – DiBlasio punts to Albany

Following the tragic death of two very young children in the pedestrian crossing with the walk light, at the hands of a driver who had previously accumulated 8 violations,  and had had a seizure, over 900 activists gathered in Brooklyn to demand better street design and better enforcement.
Joshua Lew and Abigail Blumenstein, aged 1 and [...]

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Join Us: L Train Shutdown Mitigation Measures

[ February 21, 2018; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) & NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) will present plans to alleviate the effects of the L Train Canarsie Shutdown.

We will also discuss the Governor’s FIX NYC report, a task force on ADA compliance and the priorities for the year.

Please note the meeting location

Wednesday February 21st, 6:30 p.m.

Hudson Guild Elliot Center
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Port Authority Bus Terminal – latest news

[ March 14, 2018; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] In Early February, the Port Authority Chair, CEO and staff met with elected officials  from New Jersey and New york, representatives from City Agencies, and the community board 4 and 5 in one of the most amicable meetings to date.

The Port Authority has retained consultants who will perform the planning and EIS work necessary to [...]

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“Fix New York City” plan is more than Congestion Pricing!

Every one is talking about the “Fix NYC Panel Report” and its recommendation to implement Congestion Pricing. But there is much more there than meets the eye.

The panel also recommends to enforce gridlock laws and Bus lanes with cameras if feasible, to overhaul the placards program and to focus on the bus congestion on the [...]

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