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Category Archives: Traffic Justice
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 [...]
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 [...]
Following the September 2018 publication of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)‘s study “Cycling at a Crossroad”, a cyclist and a pedestrian joined forces in developing a simulator to identify the best possible signal timing, one that would provide the maximum safety to both pedestrians and cyclists while guaranteeing the longest green wave [...]
[ September 4, 2018; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
Yesterday Governor Cuomo signed an executive “emergency order” to allow the city of New York to reactivate the 140 existing speed cameras which had been shut down in July, and work with the DMV to implement this change. Tomorrow the City Council will vote on a bill to reinstate the cameras and Mayor di Blasio [...]
CHEKPEDS has learned that Speaker Corey Johnson and Transportation chair Ydanis Rodriguez are working on a legislation to ensure the orderly inclusion of electric scooters in the New York Transportation options.
These appliances which look like a children ‘s toy have showed up in various cities and caused consternation with pedestrians as described in this article “What [...]
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 [...]