Tag Archives: bicycles

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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Good Bye 2016… Welcome 2017

 

2016 ended up as a tough year!
Congestion – Clean Air

The Project to replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal dominated our  activity , with townhalls, press conferences, testimonies , killer missives and arm wrestling between our elected officials and the Port. We thought it was ending up on a positive note when the Port Authority Board [...]

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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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Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen win Safer Bike Lanes

Under significant pressure from the community and its elected representatives, DOT agreed to add 33 real pedestrian refuges to the proposed 6th Avenue bike lane between 8th and 33rd Street. Community Board 4 will vote to approve the revised proposal in February.
You know this picture of 9th Avenue bike lanes that DOT uses in many [...]

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Are Cyclists like Drivers or Pedestrians?

In the wake of the horrific deaths of two pedestrians after being hit by cyclists , a healthy debate has taken place in the press and at CHEKPEDS. It seems that the question is at the heart of the current debate on cyclists.

 
One treats bicycles like vehicles because they use the roadway, but they do [...]

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Free Outdoor Movie : Breaking Away

[ May 21, 2014; 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm. ]
Sponsored by West 45th/46th Street Block Association and CHEKPEDS.
Questions? Volunteer? Have something to donate or raffle off? Please contact west45thstreet@gmail.com or347-460-1818

 

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Pedestrian Safety: A Tale of Two Cities

This week we testified at a City Council Hearing on the collision that killed Samuel Cohen Eckstein. This family’s pain left everyone – including all council members present – in tears.   City Council reps, Transportation Alternatives and members of the public spoke unanimously in support of a bill to lower speed limits to a [...]

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Fall Event : Bike lane greening

On Sunday October 6th, with the help of the Partnership for Parks, and the millions tree program,  CHEKPEDS joined  HKNA to green the median islands on 9th Avenue between 35th and 45th Streets. Tree pits were planted with daffodils and Sedum plants (graciously donated by the Glenwood organization) and covered with mulch provided by the [...]

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Bike Share is here!

In spite of a few legitimate complaints about stations’ poor placement (8 complaints out of 70 stations in CB4) the system is up and being used in the most unexpected ways across the city: you have to love it !

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