Ninth Ave. and 14th Street Redesign Update

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."

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Separated Bike Path Isn’t Gay Enough for CB4

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Manhattan Community Board 4’s transportation committee unanimously approved DOT’s plan to install a physically-separated bike path on Eighth Avenue in Lower Manhattan. The committee enthusiastically recommended the plan to the full board on Wednesday. The board then voted to ignore their own committee and block the plan. Apparently, some members feel that complete streets and […]

Meatpacking Plaza Update

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Here’s another photo from Mike Epstein showing progress on the Ninth Avenue redesign at 15th and 14th Streets. The photo is looking southbound. It’s looking like most of the traffic engineering is basically done — note the new bike lane running along the left-hand side of the photo. Now let’s see what sort of public […]

Reminder: CB4 Eighth Avenue Bike Path Meeting Tonight

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The Eighth Ave cycle track is under construction from Bank St. to 14th Don’t forget tonight’s Manhattan CB4 hearing on the Eighth Avenue cycle track, where DOT will present plans to extend the protected lane next year from 14th to 23rd Street. With opponents expected to weigh in, pro-livable streets turnout is key. Here again […]

3 Peds Hit on 9th Ave. 2 Dead. Mayor Mike: Where Are You?

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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 […]

Today’s Headlines

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MTA Could Save a Lot By Running Access-a-Ride More Efficiently (Crain’s) Port Authority Report Keeps Alive the Idea of Bus-to-7-Train Connection in Secaucus (Politico) DOT’s Ryan Russo Talks Bicycling, Street Redesign, and Vision Zero With Urban Omnibus Crashes Involving City Employees — Not Including Cops — Up 11 Percent in Past Year (Post) Garbage Truck […]