While the safe streets movement has struggled with setbacks across the nation, Jersey City – Street Plans’ collaborative partner for the past 6 years, has been the exception.
This town outside of NYC scored the biggest traffic safety success story of 2022. Street Plans helped the city write its ambitious bike master plan.
Traffic engineers and transportation officials show a failure to take responsibility for how unsafe street design contributes to fatality rates – and instead place the blame wrongly on drivers.
The city DOT may soon ban cars from the entrance to Prospect Park, as part of a plan to boost biking and walking by radically reducing the number of vehicles passing through busy Grand Army Plaza.
Street Plans Principal Mike Lydon said working on the conceptual plan was an “exciting opportunity.” The plan is not a “detailed master plan,” but rather a “first look at what the trail may look like.” The hope is that the conceptual plan will aid the town in seeking further grant funding. “This is how we go from ‘no trail’ to ‘trail.’ This is a small but critical step in the process.”
An Upper East Side community panel applauded the city for redesigning deadly Third Avenue – but many lamented that the plan could still be more ”ambitious.”
The Department of Transportation presents its plans for a redesign of Third Avenue in Manhattan, the Adams administration’s first major from-the-ground-up street project. Paris should be an inspiration.
Appearing in the film is like a Streetsblog Hall of Fame of talking heads: Mike Lydon of Street Plans, New Third Avenue advocate Paul Krikler, Queens bike advocate (and Queen of Twitter) CJ Wojtkowski, &, Streetsblog Editor Gersh Kuntzman.
Mike Lydon delivering a Tactical Urbanism Talk hosted by the Kyiv School of Economics in Ukraine September 12th at 10:00am EDT.
Street Plans led the planning process & production of the newly adopted City of New Haven’s Safe Routes for All Citywide Active Transportation Plan.