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Last night, the State Legislature went home without approving an extension of life-saving speed cameras at schools. The Assembly majority showed real leadership by approving an expansion bill but the Senate did not allow it to advance. Because of this inaction, , the speed camera program as we know it will end on July 25th and lives will be at [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 .
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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
[ 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 [...]