Category Archives: pedestrian

More walking space: introducing the “Walking Lanes”

 

As our reader Michael McGrinder commented: “The word sidewalk implies a place for walking, not walking sideways”. 
Chekpeds testified at the City council asking for just that : official well defined Walk Lanes – which are dedicated,  unobstructed space on sidewalks or in the street- for pedestrians to walk. Today this goes by the obscure name [...]

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Join us in asking for more walking space

[ June 12, 2019; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Like all of us , people who walk, you are probably frustrated by the lack of space for pedestrians. On both 8th and 9th Avenues, one often has to walk in the bike lane . Not good for cyclists or pedestrians.  At intersections we need to walk around buses and cars, right in the traffic.

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Join Us Monday-1 p.m. to protest traffic violence

On June 6, a driver deliberately tried to run over a cyclist who was crossing the west side highway lawfully in the crosswalk. Watch the Video 
Press Conference – Right of Way camera enforcementMonday, June 10th, 1 p.m.City Hall

Join Corey Johnson and Antonio Reynoso to ask that the driver be held accountable and for the [...]

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Could NYC sidewalks be freed of garbage?

In its response to a recent Department of Sanitation’s request for information, CHEKPEDS makes a strong case that they could.
As a location for the temporary storage of building waste, we propose to use some of the public right-of-way that is currently used for the free storage of private vehicles. Specifically, our proposal repurposes several on-street [...]

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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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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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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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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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Join us: e-scooters and e-bikes hearings

Join us to ensure that e-scooters are introduced in phases in New York city in the appropriate  areas where they can be useful (not in the CBD), with proper speed controller (12 mph.) the proper infrastructure (no sidewalk riding; parking in parking lane only ) and legal safeguards (proper user agreement and increased enforcement).
We oppose [...]

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