Category Archives: Clean Air

Feds clear the way for congestion pricing

On March 30, the Federal Government gave the go ahead to the MTA to perform the environmental assessment which will look at how charging a toll on vehicles driving into Manhattan would affect traffic volumes and emissions. A more streamlined process for reviewing the plan’s environmental impacts will help move the project along faster than […]

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Speak UP: Port Authority presents plan for rebuilding the Bus Terminal

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After 10 years of planning , the Port Authority is launching its Federal Environmental impact review for a new terminal commuter terminal to replace the existing one on site , and a long distance terminal/ staging building to remove Curb side terminals and buses parked on the […]

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Port Authority Bus Terminal to be rebuilt

The project will rebuild the main terminal in place, add a storage and intercity terminal from Dyer to 10th Avenue, create two large parks over the Dyer Avenue cuts and build an extensive network of below and above ground ramps. Four towers will be built as of right .

As a result, […]

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More Streets are OPEN!

Saturday morning, May 23rd,  three (3) more blocks will open in our district: W21st Street (9/10), W 22nd Street (7/8) in Chelsea and W51st Street (9/10) in Hell’s Kitchen. These are in addition to the first four (4) blocks opened last Saturday in Chelsea with the Business Improvements Districts as partners.
From a pedestrian (or a […]

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Study: Air quality in our district is dangerous to our health

The communities of Hell’s Kitchen South / Chelsea / Hudson Yards in New York City have reasons to be concerned about the quality of their air. A six-week study of the air quality performed by Clinton/Chelsea/ Hell’s Kitchen Coalition for Pedestrian Safety (CHEKPEDS)’s  25 volunteers demonstrated that the air  contains unhealthy levels of micro particulate matters that […]

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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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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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More legislative good news

Two more legislations passed last week that will improve our safety on the streets: 

the carting industry reform will limit the number of commercial haulers in each of the service districts, thus reducing the overall  miles travelled by commercial garbage trucks by 50%. This industry had continued to demonstrate its disregard for human life and for […]

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How Bad is our Air Quality?

In its quest for healthier  walking, CHEKPEDS has initiated an Air Quality study with 25 volunteers from our district, from 15th to 57th Streets . Over the next month, they will each collect 21 air samplings at their respective sites.

The Kickoff , organized by Ernest Modarelli who is managing the project ( shown here on  the left)  took […]

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Reserve your spot in our air quality study!

Our neighborhood experiences the third worst air quality in New York city, which in itself is not compliant with Federal guidelines. We suspect that the reality is even worse , since measurements have been done with very few captors.
We need a few volunteers to spend 10 minutes, 3 times a day at specific locations in […]

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