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Over the last month the City accelerated it use of street space to help pedestrians keep their distance from each other and restaurants resume their business in a viable way.
Many more streets were open to the residents as “Open Streets” in the City. This gives priority to pedestrians by limiting speed to 5 mph. and [...]
Time to claim a tree guard for your favorite tree!
One of the initiatives funded by the 2019 Participatory budget will provide tree guards for newly planted trees. If there are some in your neck of the hood, on the streets and especially on the avenues where the conditions are harsher for the newly planted trees, [...]
As usual Open Plans founders are ahead of the game. This new initiative explores how monolithic agencies with many silos could enroll nimble and motivated local people who have a more holistic view of their streets in order to improve their productivity and response time.
This approach was embraced by corporations long ago in order to [...]
CHEKPEDS has learned that Speaker Corey Johnson and Transportation chair Ydanis Rodriguez are working on a legislation to ensure the orderly inclusion of electric scooters in the New York Transportation options.
These appliances which look like a children ‘s toy have showed up in various cities and caused consternation with pedestrians as described in this article “What [...]
Over 10 years ago CHEKPEDS initiated a 9th Avenue Renaissance project which incorporated over 1,000 input from the community. The resulting suggested various designs for streets.
Fast forward to 2017 , when the recently formed Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance (HYHK Business Improvement District) initiated a Streetscape Study of its district.
in 2018, HYHK started to implement the plan [...]
[ March 21, 2018; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Join us at the Manhattan Community Board 4 Transportation Committee to share your comments and opinions on these topics and more..
Manhattan Community Board 4 – Transportation Committee
Wednesday, March 21st, 6:30 p.m.
The Flats, 554 West 53rd Street (10/11)
The meeting will be followed by the first meeting of the ADA Working group .
You have all seen them in front of restaurants’ doors in the winter: the large vestibules or storm enclosures that take up 3′ or 4′ of sidewalk . They stay up until April or sometimes during the whole year and they are illegal! Per the code, they cannot extend by more than 18″.
But when it [...]
After years of advocacy ( since 2008!) and with the help of MCB4 District Manager Jesse Bodine and Borough President Brewer and her staff, DoiTT has finally confirmed in writing which phone booths will be removed and NOT be replaced by a LinkNYC installation. See the complete list HERE .
Some of them do not comply [...]
LinkNYC is the Wi-FI and phone charging system that replaces the phone booths. It is currently installed at 364 locations in Manhattan, mostly on 8th Avenue in our district . The service has been very successful with 700,000 subscribers and 37 million internet sessions in its first year. It provides internet speed about 500 times [...]