Join us: Super Sidewalk Fest

A long overdue celebration of a spectacular stretch of 9th Avenue . Chekpeds invites you and your friends, family and colleagues for an afternoon to celebrate DOT’s newly-expanded 9th Avenue SUPER SIDEWALK. Join us and our elected officials to enjoy a marching band, stilt walker and the wonderfully spirited and creative Kuki Tape Artist as…


A crucial step for Pedestrian Safety

The Biden administration is requiring that all new cars and trucks come with vehicles and pedestrian-collision avoidance systems that include automatic emergency braking technology by the end of the decade. This is nothing short of a revolution for pedestrians and we all welcome this announcement . However do not expect fatalities # to plummet immediately.…

Feds to NYPD: move your cars off the sidewalk or else

The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded that the NYPD stop allowing its officers to park illegally around stationhouses because the resulting obstructions are a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act — and the feds told the NYPD that the Civil Rights Division will sue if the NYPD doesn’t clean up its act. “In the…

What is a sidewalk? Not City’s agencies playpen

Every City Department forgets that the sidewalk is public space, a “walk lane” used by real people – 8 million of them. It is not a space for storing stuff and performing experiments. These constant encroachments of our pedestrian space keep us very busy. Commercial delivery bikes: good news – Bravo DOT We are very…