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Two mothers are ready to die in a hunger strike to force Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to hold a vote on Sammy’s Law, which would finally allow New York City to set its own speed limits where appropriate. We need your help! Amy Cohen , who son Sammy died in a crash is on a […]

Bicyclists on sidewalks

Manhattan Community Board 4, Transportation Planning Committee will hold a hearing on this matter, which has emerged […]

Pedestrian safety updates

The City Council held hearings on various bills to improve pedestrian safety. Two of them sounded particularly effective: On this occasion, first DOT released its updated Pedestrian Action Plans which boasted a 24% reduction in crashes in the corridors that have been fixed, like 8th Avenue corridor. Jumaane Williams’ Intro 0805 – 2022  on pedestrian safety reporting […]

Open Streets at risk

The Open Streets program was created during the pandemic to allow people to get some fresh air, exercise and enjoy their community. It has been very popular (400+ blocks) and generated significant economic benefits . Open Streets saw a 10% increase in new businesses during the pandemic while nearby control corridors saw a 20% contraction. […]

Streets Plan progress

The NYC Streets Plan dictates quantitative milestones for Protected Bus Lanes (Miles), Protected Bike Lanes (Miles), Bus Stop Upgrades (Shelter or Benches AND Bus Time Poles), Transit Signal Priority (Intersections) Accessible Pedestrian Signals (Intersections) Pedestrian Space (Sq. Ft.), Redesign Intersections, Commercial Loading Zones and Truck Routes Parking Policy Revisions. The NYC Streets Plan became law […]