Category Archives: Traffic Justice

Pedestrian Safety advances: 3 new Protected Pedestrian Crossings

At the September CB4 Transporation Committee Meeting, the Department of Transportation indicated they were proceeding with the installation of split LPIs at the following locations

@ 8th Avenue on W 31st Street (approved)
@ 8th Avenue on W 38st Street (approved – fatality)
@ 11th Avenue on W 37th Street (approved – fatality)
A split LPI signal consists of [...]

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We demand Safe Passage – Sign the Petition and Join us

[ September 15, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
17 people killed biking; 74 people killed walking; 29 people killed by cowardly hit-and-run drivers so far in 2016. More cyclists have been killed in the first 8 months of 2016 than in all of last year. Hit and run drivers have killed more people so far this year than in all of 2015. The [...]

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DOT should not Cut Corners when Safety is Concerned

NYCDOT just published the results of a study of 1,000 intersections showing that vehicular left turns are three times deadlier than rights turns , especially for pedestrians and seniors. This is consistent with our neighborhood’s experience where ten out of 13 pedestrian fatalities in the last 15 years occurred in the left crossing with the walk [...]

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We are on our own: Albany does not care if drivers kill children, De Blasio gives more talk than $$

While the Families for Safe Streets @NYC_SafeStreets and Transportation Alternatives put together a strong coalition and mounted a brilliant campaign in Albany, the legislative leaders failed to include the modest bill to increase the number of cameras by 60 and increase their hours of operations, in the package negotiated with Governor Cuomo, claiming that NYC Council [...]

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Call for Action: Rally for a speed safety camera for every school

[ June 9, 2016; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Do you know that New York is allowed only 40 Speed enforcement cameras, around schools and only when the school is in session?  So when kids are out of school at their most vulnerable, there is no enforcement. This is absurd but that is what Albany passed last year. Say you’ll be at the June 9th [...]

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10 Years of fights and successes for safer streets

CHEKPEDS was founded in September 2005. With a bit of delay,  we are taking time to reflect  on the last 10 years, the joys, the frustrations and overall the great progress YOU have accomplished with us and the help of untold number of partners . We are incredibly grateful for your advocacy and activism.
There is [...]

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Another Death in Hell’s Kitchen – Pedestrian Crossings still not safe

Last week another woman was killed in Hell’s Kitchen , in the pedestrian crossing, with the walk sign, by a turning truck. The week before, a person was hit at the corner of 38th and 9th in the same circumstances , in the crossing, with the walk sign, by a turning vehicle. This is tragic. [...]

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Why is Vision Zero progress so slow in NYC?

The third edition of the NYC DOT’s Street Design Manual was recently released and  I could not wait to read it. Why? This book reveals the DNA of the Department of Transportation, the hard-wired code the engineers follow and gives a glimpse into its evolution.
Up to page 31, warm words, good marketing pitch, clear process [...]

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2015 was a good year for Street Safety!

Thanks to the DOT administration and the advocates of various groups ( most notably Transportation Alternatives ) we made great strides in 2015:
Safety: CHEKPEDS’s push on fully protected phases for pedestrian crossings was embraced by the DOT in their Vision Zero report by Borough. And sure enough, the DOT installed a number of them on [...]

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Join Us to remember the victims: 373,377 lives lost to traffic in US in last 10 years

 
November 15, @ 12 Noon, City Hall Park Fountain.
There are no words to describe this epidemic and the condoning silence that surrounds it . The costs to society are staggering, and the cost in pain to families indescribable.  Why is this not registering in the news more than say a Russian plane with 225 person [...]

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