New York City Is Finally Getting Raised Crosswalks

1/21/2022 4:16:00 AM

They serve the dual purpose of slowing down drivers and making pedestrians more visible.

Advocates have been calling for raised crosswalks for years. CarolineSpivack reports on Mayor Adams's plan to have them widely installed across the city

They serve the dual purpose of slowing down drivers and making pedestrians more visible.

Advocates have for years argued that raising city crosswalks could help bring way down the percentage of traffic injuries that occur at intersections — currently, they’re where nearly 80 percent of the city’s traffic injuries happen. The crosswalks serve the dual purpose of slowing down drivers and making pedestrians more visible. They also make crosswalks more accessible for disabled and aging New Yorkers. The city already has a smattering of them, which double as speed humps, like the one installed in 2018 at the high-traffic intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 59th Street in Sunset Park. But even after eight years of Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero campaign, it’s only now, finally, that raised crosswalks will be installed widely across the city. Adams has ordered the Department of Transportation to begin building them at a rate of 100 a year.

Read more: New York Magazine »

U.S. judge says he leans toward releasing some evidence for Trump search

A U.S. judge on Thursday said he is leaning toward releasing some of the evidence presented by the U.S. Justice Department to justify its search of Donald Trump's Florida home last week, in a case pitting news organizations against federal prosecutors. Read more >>

Controversial Teddy Roosevelt statue removed from outside New York City museumThe removal of New York City's controversial monument to 26th U.S President Theodore Roosevelt began this week, according to the American Museum of Natural History. What on earth is controversial about TR? HATE THESE PEOPLE Love these tokens. Do we have VotingRightsActNow yet? BasicIncome ? universalhealthcare ? MFA

Suspect in fatal New York City subway attack arraigned on murder charges from hospital bedThe man accused of pushing a woman to her death on a New York City subway track was arraigned from his hospital bed on second-degree murder charges. Well they’re moving much more quickly on this than they did with the Derek Chauvin… I bet a lot of people are having exactly the same thought about the kind of execution that POS deserves. Hello? It was intent and hate! Needs to be upgraded to FIRST Degree

New York City Mayor Eric Adams to Convert First Paycheck to CryptocurrencyNew York City’s new mayor, Eric Adams, said his first paycheck will be converted into bitcoin and ethereum. The move comes after he said last year he would take his first three paychecks in cryptocurrency. This world is going bananas 🤦 nope. both the notion of a paycheck, money itself, and crypto itself are proprietary IP. he simply does not have such rights, and never will. it's all staged worldwide, for the entire theft. iinventedeconomy iinventedigitalmoney thedigitalstateconspiracy followthewhiterabbit Why are 52 Senators so obedient to Republican leader McConnell? What are they afraid of? Maybe they need to keep a tight hold on power, control because they have secrets to protect? Why else would they vote against fair laws that weed out corruption, dark money?

Controversial Teddy Roosevelt Statue Removed From Outside New York City MuseumThe bronze sculpture of Roosevelt on horseback with Native American and African figures depicted subjugation and racial inferiority, the American Museum of Natural History said. They cancelled Teddy Roosevelt LOL Dr Seuss Mr Potato Head The Pancake Lady... And Teddy To be fair everyone is inferior to TR. We are living 1984

The Tallest Known Tree in New York Falls in the Forest“Tree 103 was scarred and scabby; it creaked in the wind; it sagged in the rain. It had lost the dewy glow that it had back in 1675, but haven’t we all lost the lustre of our youth?” susanorlean writes an obituary for the tallest known tree in New York. susanorlean How do you know it fell? Did you see the fuckin’ tree fall? susanorlean I love it. BidensAmerica

New York AG accuses Trump Organization of using 'fraudulent or misleading' practicesLetitia James' office said evidence showed that the Trump Organization routinely misrepresented the value of its properties in financial statements. Now do Biden, Hillary and Obama lol you don't sayyy But he got away with them before and will get away with it again… our system is built to aid the corruption of rich yt people… this doesn’t change anything

Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images At the bustling Kensington corner of Caton and Coney Island Avenues, where 26 New Yorkers have been injured by motorists over the last five years, Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a new plan to make 1,000 of the city’s most dangerous intersections safer with traffic-calming measures like new signals and more bike corrals.ory.Simon Martial, 61, was seen using “two hands to push another woman onto the train tracks as a train approached" at the Times Square station on the southbound N/Q/W/R train platform Saturday morning, prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney's office said during the arraignment.allison.

But what really thrilled some transit advocates about the announcement were two little words: raised crosswalks. Advocates have for years argued that raising city crosswalks could help bring way down the percentage of traffic injuries that occur at intersections — currently, they’re where nearly 80 percent of the city’s traffic injuries happen. "The Museum is proud to continue as the site of New York State’s official memorial to Theodore Roosevelt. The crosswalks serve the dual purpose of slowing down drivers and making pedestrians more visible. Go suffered severe trauma to her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, New York Police Department Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters after the attack. They also make crosswalks more accessible for disabled and aging New Yorkers. A bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt on a horse with a Native American man on one side and an African man on the other side stands in front of the American Museum of Natural History on June 30, 2020 in New York. The city already has a smattering of them, which double as speed humps, like the one installed in 2018 at the high-traffic intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 59th Street in Sunset Park. “New York is the center of the world, and we want it to be the center of cryptocurrency and other financial innovations,” said Mr.

But even after eight years of Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero campaign, it’s only now, finally, that raised crosswalks will be installed widely across the city. "It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue," the former mayor said. WABC/ABC News Simon Martial was arrested by the police on Jan. Adams has ordered the Department of Transportation to begin building them at a rate of 100 a year. For the upgrades, the new plan will target intersections with repeated traffic deaths and serious injuries. The New York City Public Design Commission approved its removal and relocation in June, and in November, the museum announced the statue would be moved on long-term loan to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota. The raised crosswalks will be part of a mix of new measures: Some intersections will get updated turn signals that have head-start signal timing to allow pedestrians to cross before drivers can turn, while 100 new bike corrals will be installed at others to prevent drivers from turning too quickly. Prosecutors said they’re still working to determine whether Martial was motivated by racial bias. Additionally, Adams said the plan will double the efforts of the city’s existing turn-calming program — which adds bollards and other street treatments to intersections to slow turning cars — from 50 to 100 in 2022.” Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

Traffic cops will also have more leeway to fine motorists and cyclists who fail to yield to pedestrians within crosswalks. Adams’s plan comes on the heels of a grim year in traffic-death numbers: 2021 saw more traffic fatalities than any other in de Blasio’s eight-year tenure. 23. Over half of the 122 pedestrians who died in city car crashes in 2021 were killed at intersections. “Last year was a dark period for us,” Adams said. “No matter how much we lean into the Vision Zero, that vision was clouded by the number of deaths that we witnessed in our city. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Local politicians, activists and members of the public attend an evening vigil for Michelle Go, who was killed in a Times Square subway station on Jan.

” Today, Adams vowed to “turbo-charge Vision Zero.” .