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2019 was a roller coaster- Best Wishes for 2020

  Dear friends , 2019 brought us many successes , but – in the end-  turned out to be one of the bloodiest for pedestrians and cyclists in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. Eight fatalities!  double from last year. This is… Read more “2019 was a roller coaster- Best Wishes for 2020”
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A profound change: the Street Master Plan becomes law

After months of discussions and refinements , the city council , under Speaker Corey Johnson’s leadership , passed a legislation to make the DOT accountable for the annual implementation of street improvements that benefit all. “The law shall prioritize and… Read more “A profound change: the Street Master Plan becomes law”
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New Wide Sidewalk and Fully Protected Bike Lane on 8th Avenue

      DOT has completed its installation of a wider sidewalk and protected bike lane from W38th to W45th Streets,  with NO CONFLICTS with vehicles (full split phase signals, no left turn at W42nd Street)  and striped green at… Read more “New Wide Sidewalk and Fully Protected Bike Lane on 8th Avenue”
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CB4 requests a walking and ADA- friendly Transportation Master Plan

Everyone walks in New York: 11.4 million of us walk every day. This includes 1.1 million commuters arriving at the bus terminal, at Grand Central, and at Penn Station. Sixty million tourists visit New York annually and they walk. And… Read more “CB4 requests a walking and ADA- friendly Transportation Master Plan”
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Spring fever: DOT is transforming our streets

So many times, we complained that DOT was too slow or not doing enough ..  Let’s give them credit for the projects going on in our neighborhood. These are very exciting times for Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea even if some… Read more “Spring fever: DOT is transforming our streets”
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More walking space: introducing the “Walking Lanes”

  As our reader Michael McGrinder commented: “The word sidewalk implies a place for walking, not walking sideways”.  Chekpeds testified at the City council asking for just that : official well defined Walk Lanes – which are dedicated,  unobstructed space… Read more “More walking space: introducing the “Walking Lanes””