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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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October East River Greenway Update

October East River Greenway Update

What RIOC giveth, NYC DOT taketh away… We gave an enthusiastic high-five to ourselves today when we saw the fencing that had been barricading the 60th Street entrance ramp to the East River Greenway at York Avenue for months had finally been taken down. But just as RIOC  puts the finishing touches on its much-awaited […]

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10/10/10: SBS on the UES

10/10/10: SBS on the UES

Well the day is finally here:  Select Bus Service officially launched today along the East Side of Manhattan. After months of preparation and public engagement, the MTA & NYC DOT have scrapped the M15 limited bus service and replaced it with their version of Bus Rapid Transit up and down 1st & 2nd Avenues. The […]

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A New Vision for the East Side Waterfront

A New Vision for the East Side Waterfront

As the City unveils a brand new over-water segment that will give the West Side Greenway a continuous bike path from the Battery to the George Washington Bridge (with some inland detours), the gap in the East River Greenway still remains. Many people forgo using the East River Greenway altogether because of the dangerous detour […]

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Some Quick Thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit

Some Quick Thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit

SBS Route Map Last night I attended the Community Board 6 Transportation Committee meeting to support DOT’s newly updated plan for Select Bus Service in the district. Thanks to a hard-fought letter writing and advocacy campaign by the TA East Side Volunteer Committee (on which Upper Green Side proudly sits), DOT is now planning to […]

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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 Making the Rounds for Select Bus Service

NYC DOT Making the Rounds for Select Bus Service

From the East River Greenway Initiative: This month NYC DOT will be making the rounds to the various East Side Community Boards to present their plans for bus and bicycle infrastructure improvements along 1st and 2nd Avenues from Houston to 125th Street. Check out the schedule below: Community Board 6 –February 1, 2010 (TONIGHT!), 7 […]

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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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