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Sued in the Slope: Group Trying to Erase BK Bike Lane

Sued in the Slope: Group Trying to Erase BK Bike Lane

  A small group of well connected and wealthy individuals on Prospect Park West have filed a frivolous lawsuit against the city to remove the innovative, two way bike path along side Prospect Park. Having not been able to influence policy through their community board (which voted for the project), their local city council-member (who […]

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Another Pedestrian Killed on the UES

Steve Vaccaro, Chair of Transportation Alternatives East Side Committee and fellow UESider, files this post on last night’s tragedy: (Disclaimer: The views expressed below are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of Upper Green Side) For those of you who have not heard, a young woman named Laurence Renard was killed […]

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Announcing the East Side Streets Coalition

Announcing the East Side Streets Coalition

This spring Upper Green Side will be participating in a new endeavor to help make the Upper East Side a less hazardous place for pedestrians and cyclists. The East Side Streets Coalition is a community-based effort to engage citizens and civic organizations from East Harlem to Chinatown in creating an East Side Action Plan for […]

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Has Bloomberg Lost his Eco-Transpo Mojo?

Has Bloomberg Lost his Eco-Transpo Mojo?

Early in his second term as Mayor, Mike Bloomberg seemed to suddenly “get-it” on sustainable transportation and livable streets issues. Even under former Commissioner Iris Weinshall in 2006, a Renaissance seemed to be taking place. Then came his appointment of Janette Sadik-Khan as Transportation Commissioner in the spring of 2007 whose been nothing less than […]

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NYC DOT Rolls Out Bus and Bike Improvements for East Side

NYC DOT Rolls Out Bus and Bike Improvements for East Side

Last night, the New York City Department of Transportation presented detailed plans for the upcoming implementation of Select Bus Service (SBS) on 1st and 2nd Avenues at the third meeting of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC consists of various community stakeholders members from the districts along the SBS corridor. Also in attendance last […]

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