In busy Midtown Manhattan, car accidents especially sidewalk jumping crashes have caused serious injuries and sometimes the death of innocent pedestrians and bicyclists. Last summer a British tourist lost a leg when a cab jumped the curb on 49th street and six ave. (see previous post).
A campaign led by “Transportation Alternatives” to improve walking and biking on Fifth and Sixth Ave has reached its first milestone with Community Board 5′s transportation committee advancing a resolution asking DOT for a complete streets study. The full board is expected to vote on December 12th.
Read more in StreetBlog.Org