The Upper West Side became the focus of a citywide push to increase traffic safety this year after three pedestrian were killed around the intersection of Broadway and 96th Street during a two-week period in January.
The intersection at 96th Street and Broadway is officially going under the knife.
In its ruling, the court rejected locals’ claim that the area was “over-saturated” with support housing, an argument used since the shelter opened in 2012.
The State Assembly and City Council, with support from Community Board 7, have drafted legislation that would prevent landlord discrimination in city apartment buildings.
Manhattan residents proposed solutions ranging from better enforcement of red-light turns to educating cyclists at Wednesday's town hall.
As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan ramps up efforts to eliminate pedestrian fatalities, the number of traffic collisions are still rising on the Upper West Side.
Approval from the New York State Senate will be necessary before the city is able to reduce speed limits—a measure proposed by many traffic safety advocates and one that is mentioned in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to improve pedestrian safety.
Members of Community Board 7 and traffic safety advocates are pushing for changes that will allow New York City to independently install speeding cameras as part of citywide efforts to reduce pedestrian fatalities.
Community Board 7 passed two transportation resolutions and tabled another at the monthly full-board meeting Tuesday night.
Community Board 7 Chair Elizabeth Caputo sent a letter to the Department of Health on Tuesday that said the scoping document submitted by Jewish Home Lifecare does not take into account important concerns raised by the community.
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