bike safety

NAG Action: Plugging into the Community Board

Notes from the March CB#1 Transportation Committee Meeting Last night was an action-packed Transportation Committee meeting. The meeting was held at the local CB offices on Graham Avenue with 3 CB members (Wilfredo F, Karen N, & Ryan K) and 1 staff member (Marie) in attendance. With so many items on the agenda, the meeting was fast-paced and got down to business from the get-go. The first item was a presentation from MTA on the new bus route through the Navy Yard. It is technically not a “new” route but an […]

McGuinness Boulevard is (Still) Out of Control

The McGuinness Boulevard Working Group released a study yesterday showing that two-thirds of drivers on Greenpoint’s little highway are speeding – many excessively so. Between 2005 and 2009, there were 57 crashes involving pedestrians along McGuinness Boulevard, almost 10% of which were fatal. NAG – together with Transportation Alternatives, CB1 and local residents – is part of the Working Group. We have been documenting the dangerous conditions along McGuinness for a number of years now, but the threat continues pretty much unabated. “Speeding along McGuinness Boulevard has been a problem […]

Walk for Safety on McGuiness Blvd

McGuiness Blvd Memorial Walk — Part of the 7th Annual NYC Memorial Ride & Walk The NYC Street Memorial Project will hold the 7th Annual Memorial Ride and Walk on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Together we will ride to the locations where cyclists have lost their lives in the past year and walk to the location of all the fatalities on McGuiness Blvd. Bring flowers and other items to honor those we have lost. This year, in order to highlight the dangerous conditions that continue to fester and kill people […]

What is the State of the Neighborhood?

Town Hall Meeting Thurs Feb 2, 2012. 7-9pm 160 N 5th — Holy Ghost Ukranian Church Neighborhood Forum Sat Feb 4, 2012. 12-4pm 110 Kent Ave [@N8th] Ground floor of NAG office bldg. If you could give the neighborhood a grade,what would it be? Join new and long-time community members as we discuss the crucial issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, things like affordable housing, tenant rights, homelessness, transportation, safe streets, public schools, development and city infrastructure, open space, parks, and environmental justice. NAG will be presenting a Community Report Card […]

Safety Advocates Hold Rally For Traffic Justice

Today, Transportation Alternatives announced the launch of an investigation into the NYPD’s traffic crash investigation practices. Joined outside One Police Plaza by the friends and families of dangerous driving victims and concerned New Yorkers, advocates delivered more than 2,650 letters to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, demanding the NYPD hold dangerous drivers accountable. The probe is being launched to shine a light on the Police Department’s failure to recognize traffic violence as a public safety crisis. From 2000 to 2009, more people were killed in traffic than murdered by guns in […]