Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Tapped In: Bideawee ‘Name Your Own Price’ Adoption, New Safety for Delivery Bikes, 2nd Ave Subway News

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

800px-Delivery_bike_NYC MUGGINGS SUSPECT TARGETING ASIAN-AMERICANS IN EAST HARLEM FINALLY CAUGHT A suspect, Jason Commisso, was finally arrested on Jan. 29 in the muggings of eight Asian-Americans in East Harlem over the past couple of weeks, targeted, beat and mugged Asian-Americans in elevators in the neighborhood. On Jan. 26, Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito held a press conference [&hellip
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Trails that Need Following: The way to a safer, caring city

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dewing Things Better, Lifestyle, Our Town

contact Bette Dewing at dewingbetter@gmail.com CBS News radio says the “taxi of tomorrow” has a partition that softens the blow to passenger’s heads when drivers make an emergency stop. An emergency room surgeon reported, “Every week, at least two such facial injuries occur.” Who knew? Not this “traffic safety trailblazer” (Rep. Carolyn Maloney called me that in a 2006 tribute) [&hellip
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In Wake of Subway Stabbing, Concerns About Crime on Public Transit

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

In a blast from the not-so-fondly-remembered past, violent gang activity spilled out of Central Park into Manhattan subway stations last week, with one of the teens involved in the altercation getting stabbed. According to the New York Post, the trouble began when one gang confronted another in Central Park. One group fled, heading down into [&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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Crack-down on Traffic Dangers

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

Here’s to posters and banners in every government office reminding legislators that their first Constitutional duty is to protect public safety, especially now, when they’re planning to cut budgets for police, fire fighting and the safest travel mode, public transit. Government evidently needs to learn that moving traffic violations are life and death matters. And [&hellip
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Duane Wants Early Board 7 Bike Lane Review

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

With many community leaders on board for the new protected bicycle lanes planned for Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, State Sen. Tom Duane wants the Department of Transportation to release the plan for full public review sooner than usual. Duane sent a Feb. 9 letter to the department, signed by other West Side elected officials, asking [&hellip
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STUDY: WS BIKE LANE BLOCKED

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

Bicyclists throughout the city have long complained about the painted sections dedicated to them. The lanes offer no protection from double parkers, pedestrians and motorists, who regularly drive through them, forcing bicyclists to veer into moving traffic. A bike lane on the Upper West Side is especially bad for bicyclists, according to a new study [&hellip
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That December Glow

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

“I wish that glow would never fade away,” is a line from the lamentably overlooked Perry Como song, “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever,” featured in all his Christmas shows. It is a CD I most heartily recommend. It’s all about the glow December bestows—in the lighting, the music and more frequent smiles and [&hellip
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Changing Lanes

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The pedestrian-cyclist-driver saga is familiar to anyone living in Manhattan today. Pedestrians loathe bicyclists who break traffic laws. At public transportation meetings, some residents have called for bicyclists to get licenses, like drivers. Bicyclists, meanwhile, say they just want a safe place to ride, away from motorists, who in turn often see bikers as a [&hellip
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WEST SIDE TRANSPORT SURVEY

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

Nearly 150 West Side residents went to the John Jay School of Criminal Justice to hear the results of a survey outlining new safety initiatives to address pedestrian concerns. Council Member Gale Brewer and Margaret Forgione, Manhattan Borough Commissioner for the Department of Transportation, led a panel that detailed the transportation issues between West 55th [&hellip
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