Category Archives: Traffic Justice

DOT Focuses on Protecting Intersections for Cyclists

After a number of Community Boards banded together to ask the DOT to protect intersections along bike lanes, a study is underway to look at all intersections treatments and come back with recommendation some time next year.
As part of this study, the DOT installed various tests, bollards on the upper west side, Columbus Avenue at 70th [...]

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Pedestrian Safety: 10 More Intersections Protected in 2017!

Just in 2017 , DOT has added 10 new split LPIs to protect pedestrians who cross the avenues. A split LPI is a red arrow for turning cars which gives exclusive right of way to the pedestrians, followed by a blinking yellow arrow which puts drivers on notice to slow down and yield. LPIs – which [...]

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We Desperately Need Protected Intersections

Activists are making the rounds of Community Boards with one message to DOT: we need protected intersections! by letting cars turn at the same time as cyclists and pedestrians cross the intersection, DOT is creating a dangerous situation and  is  responsible for crashes at these intersections!
This is a position CHEKPEDS has advocated for a long [...]

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NYPD Responds to Criticism after the Death of Two Cyclists

Chief Chan as well as his direct reports and the head of the Collision Investigation unit were on hand to discuss the various issues raised after the death of two cyclist in CB4 in June.
NYPD confirmed that their current procedure is to not comment on a crash, either at the crash site or at headquarters [...]

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DOT Responds to CB4′s Calls for Bus Enforcement

After the loss of two cyclists in our district in June, Council Member Johnson and CB4 asked for and obtained separate meetings with DOT and NYPD.
DOT’s COO was on hand to clarify the procedure related to approval, management and  renewal of bus operations.
It turns out that DOT does not take in account historical bus safety information when [...]

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A tragic week in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen

Last week we were reminded that traffic violence continues unabated in our district . A 36 years old bicyclist was killed going east on 26th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Videos show that he was taken over by a commuter bus driver who caused him to fall and be crushed under the rear wheels of [...]

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Landmark Ruling: City liable for crash because lack of traffic calming

The New York high court just ruled that the City can be held liable for failing to study and implement traffic calming measures, which the jury determined were a major factor contributing to the crash. In a 2004 incident, the driver was traveling at 54 mph on Gerritsen Avenue, which had a speed limit of [...]

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Traffic fatalities are skyrocketing: what will the DOT do?

In December 2016, our neighborhood experienced two more fatalities, bringing the 2016 toll to  6 , or three times as many as in 2013.  A tourist was killed crossing W39th Street at 10th Avenue  and a bicyclist was killed while crossing 55th Street at 12th Avenue
We send a strong letter to our elected officials asking [...]

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Hudson River Park greenway: Near Death Experiences

in 2006 Carl Nacht was killed  by a vehicle in the Hudson River Park, on the greenway. On 2016 another person was killed on the greenway at Chambers street.
CHEKPEDS sent a letter to the Department of Transportation and the Hudson River Park Trust late last year to alert them of the exceedingly dangerous situation at [...]

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Join the World Day of Remembrance for crash victims

[ November 20, 2016; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Be there for the global event that commemorates the lives and death of traffic crash victims. In tandem with people around the world, NYC will remember those lost.

WALK , RIDE or STAND  Join Families for Safe Streets and the TransAlt community to honor and remember victims of traffic violence and stand together to create a [...]

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