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NYPD Responds to Criticism after the Death of Two Cyclists

Chief Chan as well as his direct reports and the head of the Collision Investigation unit were on hand to discuss the various issues raised after the death of two cyclist in CB4 in June.
NYPD confirmed that their current procedure is to not comment on a crash, either at the crash site or at headquarters [...]

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Good Bye 2016… Welcome 2017

 

2016 ended up as a tough year!
Congestion – Clean Air

The Project to replace the Port Authority Bus Terminal dominated our  activity , with townhalls, press conferences, testimonies , killer missives and arm wrestling between our elected officials and the Port. We thought it was ending up on a positive note when the Port Authority Board [...]

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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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2015 was a good year for Street Safety!

Thanks to the DOT administration and the advocates of various groups ( most notably Transportation Alternatives ) we made great strides in 2015:
Safety: CHEKPEDS’s push on fully protected phases for pedestrian crossings was embraced by the DOT in their Vision Zero report by Borough. And sure enough, the DOT installed a number of them on [...]

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NYPD and their Cars

Commissioner Bratton this week repeatedly voiced his support for removing the Times Square Plazas that have become an enormous success with all users including the real estate interests in the area. This is in response to incidents with a few topless women, draped in USA flag paint and the ever-present petty crooks now disguised as [...]

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The Power of Enforcing the Law

Without the strict application of the Right of Way law, the dialogue about pedestrian safety with the MTA drivers would have never taken place.

 
Jiahuan Xu, 15, was struck at the corner of Grand Street and Union Street in Brooklyn on Friday, February 13, 2015.  She was pinned under the  bus and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. Jihuan [...]

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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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2014 was a game changer for pedestrians

Vision Zero:
Mayor Di Blasio made good on his campaign promise to get serious on traffic injuries and fatalities. This year 22 bills were passed in the council to improve information, increase enforcement and increase penalties for careless drivers who do not respect the laws. The DOT embarked in a city-wide consultation with the communities to [...]

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Can Vision Zero succeed without good information?

In November , CHEKPEDS testified at a hearing of the City council Technology committee that NYPD was allocating vastly more resources to car crashes without no physical injuries than to crashes with pedestrians/bicyclists injured or killed.
CHEKPEDS has always been very focused on using good data to inform our elected and bring about change. In 2005 we [...]

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Traffic Justice: Will NYPD enforce the Law?

Last month , CHEKPEDS board of Directors met with Steve Vaccaro, of the law firm of Vaccaro & White,  whose life’s  mission is to further traffic justice for pedestrians and bicyclists. He is also a co-founder of StreetsPac which vets candidates for their traffic safety and complete streets creds.

Steve had good news and bad news [...]

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