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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.
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8 years into the DOT Traffic study of Hell’s Kitchen, DOT is adding six (6) Split phases and 18 Lead Pedestrian Intervals in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, a welcome news for the residents of these neighborhoods overwhelmed by the horrendous thru traffic.
Combined with those already installed as part of other projects ( bike lane, crash [...]
On July 13th , in the middle of the day, Port Authority and DOT started to operate a contra lane on Dyer Avenue, between 42nd and 41st Streets for buses to reach the Lincoln Tunnel in a safer way. This resulted in 90 less left turns by buses at 42nd Street and 9th Avenue a [...]
Mayor Di Blasio made good on his campaign promise to get serious on traffic injuries and fatalities. This year 22 bills were passed in the council to improve information, increase enforcement and increase penalties for careless drivers who do not respect the laws. The DOT embarked in a city-wide consultation with the communities to [...]
This week, DOT installed what hundreds of Manhattan Plaza senior citizens and families with young children have been asking for years: a traffic signal that protects pedestrian crossing 9th Avenue on the south leg from westbound cars turning south from 43rd Street onto 9th Avenue.
Above , cars have a red turn arrow, while pedestrians crossing the [...]
DOT presented to Community Baord 4′s Transportation Committee two proposals to protect from turning cars pedestrians who cross with the walk sign. The first split phase signal at 43rd Street and 9th Avenue will give an exclusive Walk phase to protect seniors who cross 9th Avenue on the south crossing from cars and buses turning [...]
Port Authority in festive mood
2013 saw the economy rebound and hopefully the circumstances of many of our neighbors improved with it. At least when it comes to street improvements, they apply to ALL street users, no matter who they are, and we counted many successes this year:
On the ground: cross town bike paths, 44th Street [...]
In 2003, pedestrians were dismayed to see DOT and the Port Authority erect a barricade blocking the crossing of Ramp C at 36th Street and 9th Avenue supposedly in the name of safety! It was essentially to improve traffic flow. This made it quite cumbersome to use the west sidewalk of 9th Avenue and forced [...]
As long as we can remember, NYPD and other vehicles perpendicularly parked on a block length of 36th Street’s north sidewalk, between 9th and Dyer Avenues forcing all pedestrians to walk on the roadway. This is the path to the Javits convention center and at times the pedestrian volume is quite intense.
In 2009 as part of the Western [...]
After 7 years of dogged persistence on the part of our members, the south crossing at 42nd Street and 9th Avenue is now much safer.
When the light turns red on 9th Avenue, pedestrians now get the WALK signal immediately, while the drivers turning from 42nd Street do not have the green arrow. If the drivers [...]