Tag Archives: NYPD

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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Success: Reclaiming our Streets from Buses

Last month , CB4 Chairs of Transportation met with 20 bus companies, including New Jersey Transit, DOT , Port Authority  and NYPD to discuss the various issues that plague our neighborhoods. Two major successes came out of the meeting:
New Jersey Transit indicated that they have implemented, jointly with Port Authority , a new protocol for buses coming [...]

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Join Us to Meet with our Favorite Bus Companies

[ September 17, 2014; 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] CB4 Transportation Committee
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
Cameo Studios, 307 West 43rd street, Studio B

The executives of many of our favorite bus companies  - including New Jersey Transit – have accepted to meet with the community to discuss their plans related to Bus Routes, Pedestrian Safety and Long Term Initiatives to limit or eliminate using our [...]

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Vision Zero: Two Full and Emotional Weeks

Last week, NYC Council Transportation Committee heard public comments on 22 bills designed to be the first phase of Mayor De Blasio’s Vision Zero . The Day started with a press conference where “Families for Safe Streets” which regroup members of the families of crash victims spoke up. They again testified at the hearing and [...]

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Vision Zero: Learn more

[ February 25, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] We attended the Vision Zero announcement in front of the victims families on the left and many elected officials including Borough President Gale Brewer on the right, Council member Helen Rosenthal and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal amongst others. Amongst the  63 recommendations: the administration pledges to fix 50 dangerous intersections a year, and provide better driver education. [...]

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NYPD Bill Bratton brings new perspective on traffic violence

In November well before he was selected for New commissioner, Bill Bratton discussed his views on the matter at a Transportation Alternative panel. The former chief speech was followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the creators of the “broken windows” theory of policing Bratton is credited with executing, who argued that the approach should [...]

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