Eyes on the Street: Hudson River Greenway

kablooey wrote:

Concerning the NY Waterway bus that hit a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway recently, I received a letter from Noah Budnick Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives. He wrote:

Thanks for checking in. In fact, the cyclist’s father called me last week to get legal advice. He said that his daughter is doing ok, all things considered. I believe she broke her collar bone (not 100% sure) and scraped up her legs pretty bad.

If you are compelled, it would be great if you could write a quick letter to New York Waterways imploring them to ensure that their bus drivers always yield to people biking and walking on the greenway.

Here’s their contact info:

NY Waterway
460 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Best,

Noah S. Budnick
Deputy Director Advocacy
Transportation Alternatives

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

The Debate Over Physically-Separated Bike Lanes Continues

|
A physically-separated bike lane on a shopping street in Copenhangen, Denmark Two weeks ago "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz wrote an op/ed for the Sunday Times advocating for physically-separated bike lanes in New York City. The next weekend, John Allen, a Waltham-based regional director for the League of American Bicyclists replied that separated bike lanes are dangerous and bad idea. […]

Bus Driver Seriously Injures Cyclist on Hudson River Greenway

|
A bus driver seriously injured a cyclist on the Hudson River Greenway in Hell’s Kitchen this morning. The crash occurred at 40th Street at approximately 9:42 a.m., according to FDNY. A man was transported to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, a Fire Department spokesperson said. Hilda Cohen tweeted the above photo of a stopped NY Waterway […]

Eyes on the Street: Hudson River Greenway Crash

|
Sproule Love wrote: Yesterday I saw yet another peice of evidence that drivers are out of control in NYC… A NY Waterway bus hit a cyclist crossing an entryway that intersects with the West Side bike path at 40th Street. The cyclist seemed OK, not fatally wounded, but it is still a horrible sight to see […]

As Local Governments Innovate, State DOT Still Focused on Roads

|
This map shows many of the projects in the region’s transportation improvement program, revealing the priorities of the area’s transportation agencies for the next five years. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) has released a draft of its transportation improvement program, or TIP [PDF], providing a window into the investment priorities of the region’s […]