Testify for Pedestrian Safety 2/14

On February 14, 2023, at 10 a.m. the City Council Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on a flurry of bills. Three of them are of particular interest: Res 0441-2022 – Amada Farias  – to make the 5 mph limit enforceable. Int 0805 – 2022 Jumaane Williams – to increase the frequency of pedestrian safety […]

2022 was a banner year for safe transportation. #3

Major Citywide milestones brought about by many activists: we are thankful to Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets, Open Plans, Streetsblog, Streetspac , Riders Alliance, Tri State Transportation Campaign and many more for their efforts in changing the big picture Top three :

W 45th Street pilot shows how to clear sidewalks of garbage in New York City

On December 19th, 2022, something truly remarkable happened on the West 45th Street block between 9th and 10th Avenues: the sidewalks were nearly 100 % clear of garbage the night before the sanitation pick up. It gives back to pedestrians up to 30% of the space. People in wheel chairs or parents with a stroller […]

Three crossings just got safer in district 4

Four years ago, Manhattan Community Board 4 MCB4 sponsored a traffic design to slow down turning cars at dangerous intersections. The design used what is called a ” bulb out” also known as “neck down, or sidewalk expansion” at the corner of a street, so that pedestrians can cross the street faster and cars must […]