Pedestrian Memorial for Prince ‘Kumo’ Harris Jr., 8

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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 […]

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 […]

Eyes on the Street: Safer Streets Come to Jackson Heights

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In June, Queens Community Board 3 overwhelmingly supported two traffic safety projects: a neighborhood Slow Zone for part of Jackson Heights and new pedestrian islands on Northern Boulevard. Now those improvements plus multiple Safe Routes to School projects are being installed. Clarence Eckerson Jr. snapped some photos earlier this week as DOT crews poured concrete […]

Rally at City Hall for Pedestrian Safety Legislation, 12:45 Today

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The New York City Council’s Transportation and Technology in Government committees are conducting a joint hearing this afternoon on Council Member Vincent Gentile’s accident reporting and review bill, Introduction 567 of 2007. The legislation would require long-sought changes in the way that the NYPD and DOT report and investigate pedestrian injuries and fatalities: The New […]

This Week: Bike-Share, Ped Safety, Memorial Ride and Walk

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Community boards in Manhattan and Brooklyn will host three bike-share planning workshops this week, and will take up traffic calming and pedestrian safety in Soho. Staten Island SBS and NYMTC long-range bike-ped planning are also on the agenda. The week ends with the annual memorial for fallen New York cyclists. Tuesday: Manhattan Community Board 1 […]