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The death on Monday of an elderly Hell's Kitchen resident under the wheels of a New York Apple Tour Bus graphically highlighted NY Apple's long record of environmental, traffic and safety violations. Transportation Alternatives joins State Senator Tom Duane and Councilmember Christine Quinn in demanding that the City immediately revoke NY Apple Tour's license.
Focus Should Be on Improving Walking Conditions in NYC
In his weekly call-in radio show on Thursday night, Mayor Giuliani announced that the City would begin another crackdown on jaywalkers in NYC. In 1998, a similar crackdown initiated by the Mayor was universally disparaged, and resulted in less than 100 arrests.
Neel Scott, campaign coordinator for Transportation Alternatives stated:
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.), NYC's advocates for bicycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation, appointed Clarence Eckerson as the new chairman of its Brooklyn chapter today.
Department of Transportation
Mayor Giuliani announced today
the latest round of measures to improve safety along Queens Boulevard. While
some of the measures are a start towards improved safety, on the whole the plan
continues the City's policy of blaming pedestrians on Queens Boulevard, and
ignores fundamental safety problems. Among these problems are grossly inadequate
crossing times, limited roadway crossings that can be a mile apart, narrow
medians, and signal progressions that encourage speeding. Until the City fixes
these fundamental problems, New Yorkers will continue to die on Queens
Focus on Saving Lives on Queens Boulevard
Transportation Alternatives, New York's advocates for pedestrians, bicyclists, and sensible transportation will be speaking at tonight's Queens Boulevard Health Outreach sponsored by the Forest Hills Action League. At the meeting, Transportation Alternatives will detail the societal costs of speeding, the relationship between speeding and the chance of pedestrian injury and death, as well as new technology that could help combat deadly speeding on Queens Blvd. and in NYC.
Contending that a real estate development firm submitted a flawed feasibility study for a special zoning permit, which failed to take into account the safety of 1000's of pedestrians in a busy West Side neighborhood, civic groups are going to battle at the March 5th meeting of Manhattan's Community Board 7.
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.), NYC's advocates for bicycling, walking and environmentally sensible transportation, appointed Aaron Naparstek as the new chairman of its Brooklyn chapter today.
Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s advocates for pedestrian safety, has long urged Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to immediately pass A04111, a bill enabling the use of speed enforcement cameras in New York City. Speed cameras in Washington D.C. reduced speeding and traffic fatalities by 75% and 30% respectively, over a two year period.