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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… Read more “2015 was a good year for Street Safety!”
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2014 was a game changer for pedestrians

Vision Zero: Mayor Di Blasio made good on his campaign promise to get serious on traffic injuries and fatalities. This year 22 bills were passed in the council to improve information, increase enforcement and increase penalties for careless drivers who… Read more “2014 was a game changer for pedestrians”
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Pedestrian Delight: Canoe is near completion with traffic light to safely cross Ramp C

A plaza the community dreamed up in 2007 as part of the 9th Avenue Renaissance report is becoming reality as the first meaningful public space in Hell’s Kitchen South, on 9th Avenue at 36th Street. The plaza which reclaimed one… Read more “Pedestrian Delight: Canoe is near completion with traffic light to safely cross Ramp C”
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2013: A Year to Remember – Best Wishes for 2014

2013 saw the economy rebound and hopefully the circumstances of  many of our neighbors improved with it. At least when it comes to street improvements, they apply to ALL street users, no matter who they are, and we counted many… Read more “2013: A Year to Remember – Best Wishes for 2014”
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New Plaza dubbed “The Canoe”, is taking shape in Hell’s Kitchen

As long as we can remember, NYPD and other vehicles perpendicularly parked on a block length of 36th Street’s north sidewalk, between 9th and Dyer Avenues forcing all pedestrians to walk on the roadway. This is the path to the… Read more “New Plaza dubbed “The Canoe”, is taking shape in Hell’s Kitchen”