Tag Archives: bicycles

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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Celebrate Bike Month: Free Outdoor Movie

[ May 13, 2013; 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. ]

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Bike share stations showing up on our blocks

After months of community outreach, two presentations to the community board, a charette with community members to identify  racks locations and a walk through with the Transportation Committee, the Bike Share stations are finally appearing at our street corners. All the stations locations are shown here
All this preparation is paying off: CB4 has received just [...]

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Bike Share: In Action There/Launching Here

[ May 2, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Everything you ever  wanted to know about bike share: Streetfilms Showing/Presentation/Discussion

Bike Share: In Action There/Launching Here
Monday, April 22, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Casa Italiana, 24 West 12th Street

This year marks the sixth annual transportation event presented by Community Board No. 2, Manhattan and NYU’s Office of Government & Community Affairs that addresses how to make our streets [...]

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NYC council votes to ban motorized bicycles

e-bikes have long been outlawed on city streets but cops couldn’t issue a citation unless they could prove the rider was exceeding 15 mph.
A bill the Council passed Thursday will prohibit the bikes regardless of their speed. If signed by Mayor Bloomberg as expected, the bill would slap business owners with $100-$250 fines for having [...]

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Pedestrian delight: 3 new bike corrals on 9th Avenue floating parking lane, first in NYC

DOT installed three bike corrals  last week on the floating parking lane in Hell’s Kitchen, freeing up much-needed pedestrian  space on a very narrow sidewalk. Casa Di Isaaco, Pomodoro and Aurora Thai  restaurants signed Chekpeds’ Good Neighbor Agreement to maintain the public spaces.

These corrals are the first in New York City and probably in the [...]

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9th Avenue bike lane to be extended to 110th Street in 2013!

Earlier this month , Community Board 7 passed a resolution in support of extending along Columbus Avenue the bike lane from 59th Street on 9th Avenue to 110th Street.
This is excellent  news for bicyclists who want to commute to work or to school up and down the west side. This also links new neighborhoods like [...]

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2012: a Year to remember… Wishing you a Greener and Safer 2013!

After the mayhem of Sandy and Newton, it is hard to conclude that 2012 was a good year . Our thoughts are with the many people for whom it was a traumatic year.  While grieving for these enormous losses, we are grateful that we were spared and that our members and our board worked very [...]

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