Eyes on the Street: Seen Better Days

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East 146th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue, May 28, 2007.

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Slow Zones, Safer Arterials Win Over CBs in Manhattan and Queens

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At its annual outdoor meeting in Diversity Plaza last night, Queens Community Board 3 voted to support two traffic safety projects: a new neighborhood Slow Zone in Jackson Heights and nine additional pedestrian refuge islands on Northern Boulevard, one of the borough’s most dangerous arterial streets. “It was not very contentious at all. It was […]

This is the Pedestrian Refuge Area That CB8 Refused to Protect

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This scene was photographed by Flickr photographer BicyclesOnly on Saturday. Read his note below. Hopefully someone will ask members of Manhattan Community Board 8’s transportation committee if this sort of car crash meets their rigorous aesthetic standards. Last January, CB8 rejected a proposal to physically protect Park Avenue’s pedestrian refuge areas because they didn’t think […]

Upper East Side Workshop Kicks Off New Street Safety Campaign

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"You can’t control what you can’t measure," the saying goes. So to get a better grip on street safety on Manhattan’s East Side, Transportation Alternatives started by collecting better data about local traffic collisions and injuries. Last night, a group of Upper East Siders used that information to begin imagining what a safer neighborhood might […]