Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Leading Pedestrian Intervals

Bill Giving Cyclists a Head Start at LPIs Gets a Council Hearing Next Month

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Momentum is building for Council Member Carlos Menchaca’s bill to allow cyclists to proceed at traffic signals at the same time that pedestrians get the go-ahead. Intro 1072 would affect intersections with leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs) — signals that give pedestrians a head start to establish themselves in the crosswalk ahead of turning motorists. If the bill passes, cyclists can legally take the same […]

Local BID and CB 2 Ask DOT for More Safety Upgrades on Atlantic Avenue

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Last week, Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn became the city’s first “arterial slow zone” with a 25 mph speed limit. Now, a business improvement district on the avenue’s western end is asking for pedestrian safety upgrades, and Community Board 2’s transportation committee has signed on. “Pedestrian improvements are customer improvements,” said Atlantic Avenue BID Executive Director […]