2022 was a banner year for safe transportation.

2022 was so good for pedestrians and cyclists in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea that we do not want it to end! Our wishes is that it continues in 2023 , and it will! Thank you to DOT and Sanitation for giving us safer and more livable streets. Top three: expanded sidewalks and safer bike lanes […]

Finally, pedestrians get their due on Eighth Avenue and beyond

Last weekend Mayor Adams and DOT Commissioner Rodriguez inaugurated the sidewalk widening of 25 blocks of 8th Avenue and provision of 25 safe intersections, as an illustration of their efforts to make 1000 intersections safer in New York City – a goal they have exceeded. This is a rewarding milestone for CHEKPEDS which has been […]

News boxes or pedestrian obstacles?

Council Member Erik Bottcher is leading the crusade to remove pedestrian obstacles from crowded sidewalks , and we could not be happier. This week, the Council Member introduced a bill , Intro 810, to improve the oversight of the news box industry and ensure that the boxes are properly built and maintained in locations that […]