Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

Viewpoint – Go Ahead: Blame The Bicycles

Written by Kyle Pope on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Who’s right: the pedestrians or the bicylists? In the wake of a recent death in Central Park, the result of a collision between a walker and a cyclist, the question has centered on who is responsible for preventing such accidents. The answer isn’t even close. Last month, I’m proud to say, I ran my fifth [&hellip
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At Cinema’s Crossroads

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

HELLO, WALTER HILL. GOOD RIDDANCE TO SODERBERGH This week, America’s most overrated filmmaker, Steven Soderbergh, gets booted out of the arena by the country’s most underrated great filmmaker, Walter Hill. The simultaneous release of Hill’s Bullet to the Head and Soderbergh’s Side Effects perfectly contrasts the art of genre filmmaking with the pretense of art [&hellip
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Sandy’s Victims Still Need Help; Traffic Tragedies Can Still Be Avoided

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

Bette Dewing “Together we can change the face of our culture” was the subtitle chosen by editor Allen Houston for my previous column. Allen, who left this company shortly after that, chose a lot of good headlines in his two-plus years editing the paper, and we thank him and wish him great success in his new workplace. [&hellip
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Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images (2) Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side’s current 30 mph limit to 20 mph. “We know that speeding is the primary cause [&hellip
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Midtown Traffic Congestion Solution To Expand

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Midtown in Motion, a traffic system unveiled by Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) officials in July of last year, will be expanded due to its initial success in congestion reduction. The first phase of Midtown in Motion saw a 10 percent increase in travel speeds, the DOT announced in a press release yesterday. [&hellip
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Traffic Study Focuses on a Safer Upper West Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Last week, the city’s Department of Transportation unveiled the long-awaited results of a comprehensive traffic study of the Upper West Side. Manhattan Borough Commissioner Margaret Forgione presented the DOT’s data and plans to the community at a forum hosted by City Council Member Gale Brewer and Community Board 7, who initially pushed for the study. [&hellip
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More Bikes, Less Cars in Central Park

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

A new shift is about to once again change the battling dynamic between vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians traveling through Central Park. In the coming weeks, the Central Park Conservancy and the Department of Transportation will be jointly presenting a plan to community boards 7 (Upper West Side) and 8 (Upper East Side) outlining their plans [&hellip
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Broome Street to Receive Traffic Treats

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

In the wake of a January rally, DOT readies relief for Soho pedestrians along Broome St. As part of their effort to improve pedestrian safety, the DOT has responded to the urgings of Soho residents, community advocates, and government officials and will add “Don’t Block the Box” markings and signage for Broome Street to its [&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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