Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

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
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

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
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Nonprofit Requests Audible Traffic Signal

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The perplexing Columbus Avenue-meets-Broadway-meets-West 65th Street intersection is difficult to navigate for most New Yorkers. But less than a block away is the Jewish Guild for the Blind, where about a dozen legally blind people work and hundreds of people receive services each week. After years of lobbying by the guild, the Department of Transportation [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

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
[ read more... ]

4 Comments

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
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

NOT ENOUGH TIME TO CROSS

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

Some residents are complaining that crosswalk times in the West 90s along West End Avenue are too short for children and senior citizens. In particular, parents whose children attend P.S. 75, on West 96th Street and West End Avenue, feel the short crossing time is unsafe for children walking to and from school. In a [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

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
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Preventable Violence

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

Again, too many newspaper clippings, press releases, observations and events that need airing to make life safer, saner (more humane!) and just. And someone just called to report another horrific shooting spree in an Orlando office complex. “At least one person killed and gunman still at large.” This, after the unspeakable massacre of 13 soldiers [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

School Traffic Problem

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: There are many issues regarding Columbia Prep and its lack of neighborliness that have led to opposition to the West 94th Street project (“Glass ‘Donut’ Expansion,” Oct. 15). Many of us have complained about hundreds of cars dropping off and picking up students on West 93rd between Central Park West and Columbus [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..