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PlaNYC Quietly Introduces “Safe Routes to Transit”

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  As New Yorkers well know, sidewalks around subway stops and major transit hubs are often intensely crowded. Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC team is aware of this and buried on page 48 of the Technical Report supplementing PlaNYC’s transportation recommendations is a new program called "Safe Routes to Transit" (SR2T). While the attention to pedestrian issues […]

DOT Pledged Ped Safety Fixes by 2006 on Deadly Third Ave

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New York City’s Department of Transportation failed to follow through on a 2004 pledge to build potentially life-saving pedestrian safety improvements along the Third Avenue corridor where a 4-year-old boy was run over and killed last Tuesday. DOT’s announcement of $4 million in funding for the installation of "median extensions, neckdowns and other traffic-calming" measures […]

Plan Urged Safety Measures for Intersection Where Boy Died

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The May 2003 final report of the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Project recommended pedestrian safety measures designed specifically to prevent the kind of collision that killed a four-year-old boy in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon.  A graphic from the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Project final plan showing pedestrian safety recommendations for Third […]

NYC Pedestrian Fatalities Up in 2006?

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In the wake of yet another gruesome killing of a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk with the right-of-way — this time, a 4-year-old boy run over by a guy driving a Hummer — Transportation Alternatives is arguing that these kinds of deaths can be prevented or, at least, made less likely, with the following five […]