“After Cooper was killed, I wanted to believe that his death would have meaning. However, as I have watched 100 other children suffer a similar fate, I can’t help but feel that our city continues to fail our kids. More than 60 percent of the children killed were pedestrians, and a third were walking to or from school.”
“The 34th Avenue Open Street shows how urban roads can be repurposed to make a more livable city. Even more, it is an example of how communities must lead these efforts so that streets reflect a common vision for what communities care about.”
“Automobile crashes killed 273 people in 2021, a whopping 33 percent increase over 2018, the safest year in New York City’s recent traffic history…It’s a mystery as to why so many city residents, as well as city and state politicians, seemingly accept such a heartbreaking level of carnage as just another unfortunate trade-off of city life.”
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‘The limited Open Streets we have are not distributed equitably. There are no active Open Streets in any of the six community boards that have the fewest residents living near parks. Of all the active Open Street miles in operation today, only 2.2 percent are in the Bronx.’
‘SoHo is a picturesque, architectural gem of a place to live and work…But it is also an impossible mess of traffic, mini skyscrapers of garbage bags, and elbow wars of crowds in the street and on the sidewalk.’
‘The loss of an innocent baby as well as five other individuals in just one weekend is more heartbreaking evidence that New York City’s lame efforts to protect its people from arrogant, irresponsible, and entitled automobile drivers has been an epic failure.’
More than 120 people have been killed in city traffic incidents between January and June, a new report says.
‘With vaccine distribution ramping up…and the state preparing to help employers bring workers back into the office, it’s safe to say biking will be the habit of even more New Yorkers when they commute. We need the infrastructure to match the demand.’
Driving, cycling and bus usage have all rebounded somewhat since the first two months of the pandemic, but subway and commuter rail ridership remain low.