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Last night, the State Legislature went home without approving an extension of life-saving speed cameras at schools. The Assembly majority showed real leadership by approving an expansion bill but the Senate did not allow it to advance. Because of this inaction, , the speed camera program as we know it will end on July 25th and lives will be at [...]
I know , pedestrians will tell you that cyclists are doing all sorts of illegal stuff: running red lights, interfering with pedestrians in the crosswalk, going the wrong way, riding on the sidewalk and they are right about all of it. Bicyclists scare pedestrians with unexpected moves and can be very callous when called upon [...]
Crashmapper.org a web-based app, developed by CHEKPEDS was launched in New York City, on February 28, 2018. The application received very positive reviews from Streetsblog “ This Is the Tool You Need to Push for Safer Streets in Your Part of NYC”. A reputed transportation consultant calls it ” a fantastic tool” and even some DOT employees find [...]
Following the tragic death of two very young children in the pedestrian crossing with the walk light, at the hands of a driver who had previously accumulated 8 violations, and had had a seizure, over 900 activists gathered in Brooklyn to demand better street design and better enforcement.
Joshua Lew and Abigail Blumenstein, aged 1 and [...]
[ January 17, 2018; 12:30 am to 9:30 pm. ] After the community board asked twice for crosstown bike lanes, DOT is presenting their plan for multiple crosstown protected bike lanes, as well as a project to implement a pair on 26/29th Streets where a bicyclist was killed by a bus driver last summer.
Manhattan Community Baord 4 – Transportation committee
Wednesday , January 17, 6:30 p.m.
After a number of Community Boards banded together to ask the DOT to protect intersections along bike lanes, a study is underway to look at all intersections treatments and come back with recommendation some time next year.
As part of this study, the DOT installed various tests, bollards on the upper west side, Columbus Avenue at 70th [...]
Just in 2017 , DOT has added 10 new split LPIs to protect pedestrians who cross the avenues. A split LPI is a red arrow for turning cars which gives exclusive right of way to the pedestrians, followed by a blinking yellow arrow which puts drivers on notice to slow down and yield. LPIs – which [...]
Activists are making the rounds of Community Boards with one message to DOT: we need protected intersections! by letting cars turn at the same time as cyclists and pedestrians cross the intersection, DOT is creating a dangerous situation and is responsible for crashes at these intersections!
This is a position CHEKPEDS has advocated for a long [...]