Tag: transit

Op-ed | We must restore funding to city crossing guards


Dec. 21, 2023 By Kay White & Shaun Francois Every day, over a million students swipe MetroCards at the turnstile, pedal through city streets, or ride a bus between home and school. As students walk those last few blocks towards school, they’re often both greeted and protected by crossing guards. New Yorkers in fluorescent vests create safe passages in hectic city streets, offering both visibility and physical protection for our smallest and youngest.  It’s dangerous wherever cars and pedestrians meet – but especially so when these pedestrians are children. Since 2014, 106 children have been killed by vehicles on our…
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New and improved Canarsie bike lane includes ‘tremendous safety upgrade for bicyclists’: DOT

Aug. 30, 2023 By Ximena Del Cerro A new bike lane near Canarsie Pier which connects Canarsie to the Jamaica Bay Greenway, Gateway National Recreation Area, and the Rockaways is ready to roll. The $1.9 million project to build the new section of a raised, eight-foot-wide, two-way bike lanes on Shore Parkway was completed one year ahead of schedule and more than $1.45 million under budget. The project was managed by the city’s Department of Transportation and Department of Design and Construction, and funded by DOT and the state’s Office of Resilient Homes and Communities. Work began back in June…
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