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Bike Master Plan in Hell’s Kitchen Clinton – Part 2

As discussed earlier this month, we are seeking Block Associations’ input on the 15 year-old bike master plan in our our neighborhood . Last week we had met with the 50/51st Street block association whose residents would welcome a bike lane . This week we met with the 47/48th Street block Association. Here is their […]

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Bike Master Plan in Hell’s Kitchen Clinton

The Project Advisory Committee for the Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen Transportation Study has recommended that certain bike routes planned for the southern part of the study be changed as they were located on streets we deemed not safe for such road sharing (most of them were located on Lincoln Tunnel access routes) .
Recommended streets would be

29th Street […]

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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 promote: (i) the safety of all street users; (ii) on-street priority for mass transit vehicles; (iii) […]

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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 we pay the highest price for that privilege: since 2014, 663 crash fatalities involved pedestrians – 50% […]

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2010: After five years of activism, we are grateful for a safer year for pedestrians

At its December meeting, CHEKPEDS board took stock of the year’s accomplishments. We have much to celebrate in addition to our fifth year anniversary:
Do You remember?

safety improvements such as the safe route for seniors project in Hell’s Kitchen , DOT’s publication of the pedestrian safety plan, dangerous […]

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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 devastating. Pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages deserve a safer city. We will not stop until that […]

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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 on sidewalks or in the street- for pedestrians to walk. Today this goes by the obscure name […]

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