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Renewed Calls for Ped Safety Summit as Death Toll Mounts

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After a weekend that saw three pedestrian fatalities and just as many serious injuries — with no known criminal charges filed against any of the motorists involved as of this writing — a Manhattan-based advocacy group has renewed calls for action on pedestrian safety. Spurred by the death of third-grader Prince Harris, Jr. (pictured), the […]

Street Memorial Riders Urge City Hall to Tame Traffic Now

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On Sunday, January 6, over 200 people gathered to remember those killed by motor vehicles while biking and walking the streets of New York City in 2007. StreetFilms was there for the Street Memorial Project’s 3rd Annual Memorial Ride & Pedestrian Walk. So were the parents of 27-year-old Sam Hindy, who was killed trying to […]

Mime Threat Overshadows Car-Free Prince Street Proposal

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If you read the comments on the previous post, then you know something interesting is in the works for Prince Street. Next Tuesday, Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee will consider a proposal to turn a six-block stretch of Prince Street, from Lafayette to West Broadway, into a car-free zone on Sundays from 11am to 6pm. […]

DOT Details Prince Street “Open Sundays” Project

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On weekends, 200 vehicles and 4,500 pedestrians per hour make their way down Prince Street, yet the vast majority of the street’s public space is given over to motor vehicle traffic and parking. Community Board 2’s Traffic & Transportation Committee heard specifics last night on a DOT pilot project that would open a segment of […]

Remembering Cyclists and Pedestrians Lost in 2009

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Cyclists gather Sunday at the Ghost Bike installation for Julian Miller, killed in Brooklyn last September. Photo: denali2001/Flickr Just a few hours into the new year, New York recorded its first pedestrian fatality of 2010. At around 6:45 p.m. on Friday, January 1, an unidentified 50-year-old man was struck and killed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The […]