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Vehicular Violence Accountability Act is introduced

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., New York State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, and New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, last week announced the introduction of a bill establishing a new article in the State’s Penal Law entitled “Vehicular Violence,” which establishes four new offenses including the class A misdemeanor “Death by Vehicle,” and class B […]

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“Fix New York City” plan is more than Congestion Pricing!

Every one is talking about the “Fix NYC Panel Report” and its recommendation to implement Congestion Pricing. But there is much more there than meets the eye.

The panel also recommends to enforce gridlock laws and Bus lanes with cameras if feasible, to overhaul the placards program and to focus on the bus congestion on the […]

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Join Us: Reckless Drivers Who Kill New Yorkers Must Be Charged

[ January 11, 2015; 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm. ] Families for Safe Streets Calls on NYC’s District Attorneys to
Prosecute in Fatal Crashes
Families for Safe Streets
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2pm
City Hall steps 

New York City’s district attorneys must prosecute drivers when their
reckless behavior causes death or serious injury, say members of
Families for Safe Streets, a group of New Yorkers who have lost loved
ones in traffic […]

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25 mph: A Hard-Won Victory in Albany

Both the  Assembly and the State passed bill S07892 allowing New York City to reduce its default speed limit to 25 mph from the current 30 mph. Both Assembly Member Dick Gottfried and Linda Rosenthal were  proponents  and  Senator Brad Hoylman was front and center in the Senate battle in the last day of the session. Governor Cuomo […]

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Fighting one foot at a time to reclaim the ever-shrinking sidewalk

By Ernest Modarelli.
9th Avenue’s sidewalks are already overcome with sandwich boards, sidewalk cafes and storm enclosures, but hogging excessive sidewalk space in the name of accessibility to establish commercial presence is going too far! This was recently the case on the corner of 36th and 9th Ave where a new establishment began construction. The space was vacant […]

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