Tag Archives: bicycles

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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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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