Posts Tagged ‘pedestrians’

Commonplace Street Dangers

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing Incidentally, the “Smile!” and “Don’t rush!” inscribed on my billfold aim to reduce stress and remind me to stow my wallet deep within my pocketbook after a transaction, even if the cashier and those waiting behind me are impatient. Evidently, I wasn’t careful after making a CVS purchase, and shortly after, at the Morton Williams [&hellip
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The Tragedy of Elizabeth Brody

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing Renewing an All-Out Fight Against Traffic Crimes “Stay safe” says the green whistle Assemblyman Micah Kellner gave out at the 19th Precinct’s Night Out Against Crime held at the entrance to beautiful Carl Schurz Park. (Ah, if nature like this were truly appreciated, there’d be less crime to protest—an Olympian goal.) I took a lot [&hellip
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Asking the Bike Experts

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Bike Show, Breaking News, Sports

Phil-expertBike We asked a few of the vendors in this year’s New Amsterdam Bicycle Show all sorts of cycling questions—everything from tips on buying bikes and accessories to advice for the next mayor and suggestions to ease tensions with pedestrians. On the last one, someone advised, “Make contact, smile and say hello.” Phil Marmet Office/sales manager, [&hellip
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Mayoral Attention for Crimes of Traffic

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Yield to pedestrians, stop speeding and support mass transit for safer streets By Bette Dewing Just before the mayor’s weekly John Gambling WOR radio show, I heard the following public service announcement: “Parking violations violate the rights of disabled persons. Call 311 to report.” But where are the warnings to drivers and cyclists against their [&hellip
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Parents, Schools Tackle West 90s Traffic Hazards

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

West 96th Street, a major four-lane thoroughfare, has long been a problem for parents of young children, seniors or anyone else who can’t react quickly enough. Aggressive drivers barrel out of nearby exits from the West Side Highway, and cross-town traffic streams in and out of the Central Park traverse. Many complain that drivers regularly [&hellip
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Action for All Seasons

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

How very appropriate and providential that the select bus service display was held in a place of faith, Temple Israel on East 75th Street. Public transit is by far the safest travel mode, a life, health and planet-saver—goals shared by creeds of every faith. It was providential in that I picked up a message at [&hellip
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GROUP WANTS CAR-FREE AMSTERDAM

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Taking a page from the “Summer Streets” program that closed off Park Avenue to automobile traffic, a business group wants to block off Amsterdam Avenue for a few Sundays in May. The Columbus/Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID) is close to getting the avenue approved for the city’s “Weekend Walks” program. If the mayor’s Street Activity [&hellip
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