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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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Mark Your Calendars: VOTE to fund Safer Pedestrian Crossings

[ April 11, 2015 9:00 am to April 19, 2015 6:00 pm. ] As part of the Participatory Budgeting, every resident of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen who is older than 14,  can now vote for a capital project that will be built in our district. Voting will take place from April 11 to April 19. Click here for voting hours and locations

By voting for the  project called “Raised [...]

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Finally! 42nd Street and 9th Avenue safer for pedestrians

After 7 years of dogged persistence on the part of our members, the south crossing at 42nd Street and 9th Avenue  is now much safer.
When the light turns red on 9th Avenue, pedestrians now get the WALK signal immediately, while the drivers turning from 42nd Street do not have the green arrow. If the drivers [...]

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Pedestrian delight: New benches on 10th Avenue

We received wonderful pictures and note from Richard Kent Green:

“Attached and below, please find photos of the benches on 10th Ave, between 45th and 46th Streets, which, as you see, are constantly being enjoyed when the weather’s nice . There’s a serendipitous nature to the placement…one 
is on the sidewalk in front of the Ryan Clinic, [...]

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Pedestrian Countdown Timers installed on 9th Avenue

This past week end , residents of Hell’s Kitchen discovered new pedestrian countdown timers on the crossings of 9th Avenue at each intersection between 34th Street and 57th Street, as well as at 34th Street and 8th  Avenue.
This is terrific news for all of us who brave the flow of New Jersey commuters every day. The [...]

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Join Us : Pedestrian Safety, Reclaiming Streets and Benches

[ December 19, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The agenda of the next CB4 Transportation Committe is full of exciting pedestrian initiatives:

Dyer Avenue Proposed Layout re W, 34th-35th Streets, a once in 50 years opportunity to reclaim road space form cars and convert it into green pedestrian space
PS 51 Transportation Concerns – how will we increase safety for school children when they return [...]

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SPEAK UP: Enough band aids! Let’s fix the bus issue once and for all!

Although we have scored many successes in our battle to rid our streets of buses, we are still losing the war:  curbside parking is disappearing as development in Hudson Yards accelerates, while the need to bring ever more tourists is growing. We need a bus garage to be built , a permanent solution the City promised [...]

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Safer Crossing of the West Side Highway?

What is the use of a Park if you cannot get to it? This is the plight of many residents who want to enjoy the Hudson River Park but are petrified of crossing the highway: not enough time to cross in particular if you are a senior or crossing with children.

Responding to Martin and Kathleen [...]

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Limo Service for Seniors: Project CART’s Freedom Van

Speaker Christine Quinn shares with us a pilot program running through September 30th, the Project CART’s: Freedom Van, run by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens (NYFSC). It  allows seniors to make arrangements to use the escort service to travel to appointments or join a shopping group where they will be driven to Pathmark on Mondays [...]

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Pedestrian Victory : 9th Avenue to be treated as a “Senior” Zone

A DOT consultant has initiated a review of 9th Avenue from 34th to 50th Streets from 8th to 10th Avenue, to identify traffic calming measures adequate to the large concentration of seniors in the area.
Two measures have already been implemented fully of partially:
1- Feathering down of traffic on 9th Avenue form 50th to [...]

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