City Council Hearing on Pedestrian Safety

In response to Transportation Alternatives’ powerful rally for pedestrian safety last month, Council Member and Chair of the Transportation Committee John Liu has called for a hearing on this important issue. The hearing could be a great opportunity to influence the incoming Commissioner of Transportation, who starts work just three days after this hearing. Transportation Alternatives urges you to attend this hearing and testify about how dangerous streets are affecting you and your community.

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This Week: Francisco Moya’s 111th Street Town Hall

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There’s a lot of weighty stuff on the calendar this week, including presentations and public meetings on street improvements in Upper Manhattan, on the Upper East Side, and on 111th Street in Corona. Plus the City Council transportation committee will have a hearing on proposed legislation concerning bus safety and daylighting intersections. Highlights below. Check the calendar for complete […]

This Week: Safer Park Ave Uptown, Council Looks at Transpo $

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This week, a slate of walking and biking improvements are on tap for East Harlem, Staten Island Community Board 3 will host a public discussion with DOT, and the City Council transportation committee will hold an oversight hearing on transportation spending. Check the full calendar a complete list of goings-on. Here are the details: Tuesday: DOT will […]

Next Week: Vallone and Vacca Lead Council Hearing on Traffic Safety

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Next Wednesday, February 15, is the date for Council Member Peter Vallone’s hearing on traffic safety. Responding to some 2,500 letters collected by Transportation Alternatives following the hit-and-run death of Brooklyn cyclist Mathieu Lefevre, Vallone announced that his public safety committee would address NYPD traffic enforcement. The hearing will be co-chaired by transportation committee chair […]

De Blasio’s Budget Has No Funding Increase for Street Safety Projects

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Mayor de Blasio released his executive budget yesterday, and it does not include the increases for street safety projects that the City Council recommended earlier this month, says Transportation Alternatives. Without more funding for street redesigns, TA says, the administration won’t be able to improve safety at the pace needed to attain the mayor’s stated goal of eliminating traffic […]

Gerson Looks to Rein In Runaway Safety Improvements

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Not long ago, Alan Gerson spoke in favor of giving pedestrians more space at Petrosino Square. Alan Gerson’s office has more on what we suspected was a bill intended to give the Lower Manhattan City Council member and his colleagues more power over DOT implementation of new bike infrastructure. Judging by this comment from Gerson […]