— Select a Street Design — The Hells Kitchen Neighborhood Association will hold its spring public session, and then at 6:45, Chekpeds will kick off the next installment of the Ninth Avenue Renaissance Project.
Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas is keeping track of the street redesign currently underway at Ninth Ave. and 14th St. in Manhattan. Here is his Flickr photo set. Lockhart Steele at Curbed has named this project the "Bizarro Meatpacking Plaza."
The Open Planning Project’s Lily Bernheimer snapped these shots of the Ninth Avenue separated bike path, now being extended from 23rd Street to 31st. Plastic bollards separate bikes from car and truck traffic at W. 23rd. Pedestrian island under construction at 29th.
CHEKPEDS reports that Community Board 4 voted last week for the creation of on-street parking spots for bikes along Ninth Avenue: DOT had sent the board a list of bike racks to install on our sidewalks. After an extensive review, it became apparent that in many locations there is not enough space to accommodate both […]
Construction on Midtown protected bike lanes continues apace. Reader Hilda Cohen sends in the above shot from Ninth Avenue, where she says “contractors are out marking lines between 47th and 39th.” “Traffic was already moving smoother,” writes Hilda. On Twitter, @andrewneidhardt posted this photo of Ninth at 38th. Regular Streetsblog readers may know that I […]
Like Third Avenue in Brooklyn, Manhattan’s Ninth Avenue is emerging as one of New York City’s new "Boulevards of Death." This afternoon, the Clinton / Hell’s Kitchen Pedestrian Safety Coalition, the community group that has been organizing the Ninth Avenue Renaissance project, broadcast the following news and call to action: Dear Neighbors Seventy-five percent of […]