Category Archives: Traffic Justice
Earlier this month, the beloved 73-year-old Kathie Coblentz, who lived steps away and was the third-longest serving employee of the New York Public Library was killed by a driver exiting the parking garage. Coblentz was mourned by her colleagues at the public library and honored in the pages of the New York Times.
Chekpeds Chair, Martin […]
Council Transportation Committee To Vote On Legislation Establishing Crash Investigation & Analysis Unit Within DOT
Dan Dan Hanegby “fell” onto West 26th Street and was fatally struck by a bus, police said. Videos told a different story
A welcome step toward making post-crash analysis more victim friendly and linking it with proactive street redesign
Intro 2224-A. seeks to establish a crash investigation and analysis unit within the Department of Transportation (DOT). The […]
In recent months , NYPD’s Precinct Manhattan North heard a lot about residents frustration with barricades and “combat parking” . Since last summer, such a set up gave the impression that the block was an “occupied zone” . The residents complained to Manhattan Community Board 4 who wrote a letter in October. […]
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Gertrude Hadley Jeannette was the first female taxi driver to receive a […]
Complete the Survey
Sidewalks are vital arteries for the millions of New Yorkers who use transit and walk. Manhattan Community Board 4 is seeking your input to better address the current state of the walking infrastructure, including sidewalks, curbs, and crossings in our City – under normal and snowy conditions. Thank you for filling out this […]
With the clamor to “defund” the NYPD and the City agreeing to “cut ” only few expenses, the 2021 budget’s unpopular compromise shows that a new alternative must be found to deliver the best value to ALL our citizens.
The first priority should be to agree on NYPD’s mission going forward: is it to keep the order […]
[ November 17, 2019; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Please join Families for Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives in commemorating World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 12 noon.
As always, we’ll honor and memorialize all those who’ve been injured and killed on our streets (and sidewalks too!) but this year we’ll also be demanding a plan from our national […]
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., New York State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, and New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, last week announced the introduction of a bill establishing a new article in the State’s Penal Law entitled “Vehicular Violence,” which establishes four new offenses including the class A misdemeanor “Death by Vehicle,” and class B […]
Two more legislations passed last week that will improve our safety on the streets:
the carting industry reform will limit the number of commercial haulers in each of the service districts, thus reducing the overall miles travelled by commercial garbage trucks by 50%. This industry had continued to demonstrate its disregard for human life and for […]
in June the State passed legislation allowing up to 750 speed cameras, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays year round , anywhere in a 1/4 mile radius from a school.
This is a massive expansion of the 40- camera enforcement system in place which has already proven its effectiveness: speeding at location with cameras […]